neoplasia

[ nee-oh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌni oʊˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

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

neoplasia


n.

1868, from neo- + -plasia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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