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neoplastic

[ nee-uh-plas-tik ]
/ ˌni əˈplæs tɪk /
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adjective
Pathology. being or relating to the new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue: The telomerase enzyme is a marker for tumor cells, but the genetic alterations that activate it during neoplastic transformation remain a mystery.
Fine Arts. relating to or characteristic of neoplasticism or the de Stijl school, which favors rectangular forms and the use of black, white, and the primary colors: Kerdil’s design for this bright, three-compartment vase was inspired by Mondrian's neoplastic paintings.
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Origin of neoplastic

First recorded in 1845–50, for an earlier sense; neo- + -plastic
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How to use neoplastic in a sentence

  • There are many neoplastic persuasions and toxic suggestions that must be treated with tact and firmness.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
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