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hyperplasia

[ hahy-per-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Pathology, Biology.
abnormal multiplication of cells.
enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.
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Origin of hyperplasia

First recorded in 1860–65; hyper- + -plasia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperplasia

hy·per·plas·tic [hahy-per-plas-tik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperplasia

hyperplasia
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈplæzɪə) /

noun
enlargement of a bodily organ or part resulting from an increase in the total number of cellsCompare hypertrophy

Derived forms of hyperplasia

hyperplastic (ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperplasia

hyperplasia
[ hī′pər-plāzhə ]

n.
An abnormal increase in cells in a tissue or organ, excluding tumor formation, whereby the bulk of the tissue or organ is increased.

Other words from hyperplasia

hy′per•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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