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dysplasia

[ dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Pathology.
abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.
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Origin of dysplasia

First recorded in 1930–35; dys- + -plasia

OTHER WORDS FROM dysplasia

dys·plas·tic [dis-plas-tik], /dɪsˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysplasia

dysplasia
/ (dɪsˈpleɪzɪə) /

noun
abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence

Derived forms of dysplasia

dysplastic (dɪsˈplæstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysplasia

C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding
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Medical definitions for dysplasia

dysplasia
[ dĭs-plāzhə ]

n.
Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

Other words from dysplasia

dys•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for dysplasia

dysplasia
[ dĭs-plāzhə ]

Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

Other words from dysplasia

dysplastic adjective
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