dysplasia

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dys·pla·sia

noun \dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of DYSPLASIA

:  abnormal growth or development (as of organs or cells); broadly :  abnormal anatomical structure due to such growth
dys·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

Origin of DYSPLASIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1923

dys·pla·sia

noun \dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSPLASIA

1
: variation in somatotype (as in degree of ectomorphy, endomorphy, or mesomorphy) from one part of a human body to another
2
: abnormal growth or development (as of organs or cells); broadly : abnormal anatomic structure due to such growth
dys·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

dysplasia

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Abnormal formation of a bodily structure or tissue, usually bone, that may occur in any part of the body. Several types are well-defined diseases in humans. In the most common, epiphyseal dysplasia, the ends of children's bones (epiphyses) grow and harden very slowly; dwarfism often results (sometimes only in the legs), and degenerative joint disease usually develops by middle age. Large dogs bred for narrow hips may have hip dysplasia, with abnormalities involving the head of the thighbone and the hip socket.

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