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hyperplasia

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

Definition of HYPERPLASIA

:  an abnormal or unusual increase in the elements composing a part (as cells composing a tissue) — compare benign prostatic hyperplasia
hy·per·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

Origin of HYPERPLASIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1861

hyperplasia

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

Medical Definition of HYPERPLASIA

:  an abnormal or unusual increase in the elements composing a part (as cells composing a tissue)—see benign prostatic hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia
hy·per·plas·tic \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective
hy·per·plas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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