dysplasia

[ dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of dysplasia

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

Related forms

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

dysplastic (dɪsˈplæstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysplasia

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

dysplasia

[ dĭs-plāzhə ]

n.

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

Related forms

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

dysplasia

[ dĭs-plāzhə ]

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

Related forms

dysplastic adjective
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