neoplasia

[nee-oh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun

Pathology. tumor growth.
the formation and growth of new tissue.

Origin of neoplasia

First recorded in 1885–90; neo- + -plasia
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Word Origin and History for neoplasia
n.

1868, from neo- + -plasia.

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Medicine definitions for neoplasia

neoplasia

[nē′ō-plāzhə]

n.

The pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a neoplasm.
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