[ dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]

  1. abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.

Origin of dysplasia

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

Other words from dysplasia

  • dys·plas·tic [dis-plas-tik], /dɪsˈplæs tɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby dysplasia

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British Dictionary definitions for dysplasia


/ (dɪsˈpleɪzɪə) /

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

Origin of dysplasia

C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding

Derived forms of dysplasia

  • dysplastic (dɪsˈplæstɪk), adjective

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Scientific definitions for dysplasia


[ dĭs-plāzhə ]

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

Other words from dysplasia

  • dysplastic adjective

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