[hahy-per-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology, Biology.
abnormal multiplication of cells.
enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.
Related formshy·per·plas·tic [hahy-per-plas-tik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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Derived Formshyperplastic (ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk), adjective enlargement of a bodily organ or part resulting from an increase in the total number of cellsCompare hypertrophy
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Related formshy′per•plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
An abnormal increase in cells in a tissue or organ, excluding tumor formation, whereby the bulk of the tissue or organ is increased.
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