hypoplasia

[ hahy-puh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun

Pathology. abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
(in plants) inability to mature properly owing to a disease or inadequate supply of nutrients.
Also hy·po·plas·ty [hahy-puh-plas-tee] /ˈhaɪ pəˌplæs ti/.

Origin of hypoplasia

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypo- + -plasia

Related forms

hy·po·plas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoplasia

hypoplasia

hypoplasty (ˈhaɪpəʊˌplæstɪ)

/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæzɪə) /

noun

pathol incomplete development of an organ or part

Derived Forms

hypoplastic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for hypoplasia

hypoplasia

[ hī′pō-plāzhə ]

n.

Incomplete or arrested development of an organ or part.
Atrophy due to destruction of some of the elements of a tissue or organ.

Related forms

hy′po•plastic (-plăstĭk) adj.
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