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hyperplasia

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noun hy·per·pla·sia \ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of hyperplasia

  1. :  an abnormal or unusual increase in the elements composing a part (as cells composing a tissue) — compare benign prostatic hyperplasia

hy·per·plas·tic play \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective


Origin of hyperplasia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1861


Medical Dictionary

hyperplasia

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noun hy·per·pla·sia \ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of hyperplasia

  1. :  an abnormal or unusual increase in the elements composing a part (as cells composing a tissue)—see benign prostatic hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  2. hy·per·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\play adjective
    hy·per·plas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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