desmoplasia

[ dĕz′mə-plāzhə ]

n.

The formation and proliferation of fibroblasts and fibrous connective tissue, especially in tumors.

Nearby words

  1. desmoid,
  2. desmolase,
  3. desmond,
  4. desmond tutu,
  5. desmopathy,
  6. desmoplastic,
  7. desmoplastic fibroma,
  8. desmoplastic trichoepithelioma,
  9. desmopressin acetate,
  10. desmosome


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