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-plasia

noun combining form

Definition of -plasia

  1. :  development :  formation <hyperplasia> <homoplasy>



Variants of -plasia

or

-plasy

Origin and Etymology of -plasia

New Latin -plasia, from Greek plasis molding, from plassein


Medical Dictionary

-plasia

noun combining form -pla·sia \ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of -plasia

plural

-plasias

or

-plasies

  1. :  development :  formation <dysplasia> <heteroplasia>



Variants of -plasia

or

-plasy

\ˌplā-sē, -plə-sē\

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of -plasia


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