abnormal multiplication of cells.
enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.
- hy·per·plas·tic [hahy-per-plas-tik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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How to use hyperplasia in a sentence
Like senility, there is no way to stop sebaceous hyperplasia from advancing, either.
With hyperplasia of lamina, at the anterior portion of the distal phalanx, there results a thick "white line."Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
The inflammation is accompanied by the formation of so-called granules, and at the same time by a hyperplasia of the papillae.
The bronchial glands have undergone hyperplasia, being enlarged and hard.
The rest of the gland may be normal, or may show some degree of hyperplasia.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
This change consists in hyperplasia of the gland-constituents.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperplasia
enlargement of a bodily organ or part resulting from an increase in the total number of cells: Compare hypertrophy
- hyperplastic (ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk), adjective
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