dysplasia

noun
dys·​pla·​sia | \ dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce dysplasia (audio) \

Definition of dysplasia

: abnormal growth or development (as of organs or cells) broadly : abnormal anatomical structure due to such growth

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Other Words from dysplasia

dysplastic \ dis-​ˈpla-​stik How to pronounce dysplasia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dysplasia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dustin Gilmer, an Indianapolis resident, was born in 1990 with polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, a disorder where fibrous tissue takes the place of bone, leading to uneven growth and weak bones. Madison O'connor, The Indianapolis Star, "'He was just such a bright light': Dustin Gilmer, 29, remembered as disability advocate," 12 Aug. 2020 Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould struggled with health and body image on set Hyland, 29, has been open on her social media accounts about struggling with kidney dysplasia and endometriosis. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "5 things we learned from 'Modern Family' oral history about Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara and Fred Willard," 19 May 2020 The 28-year-old actress has undergone not just one but two kidney transplants, having suffered longterm from a condition known as kidney dysplasia. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sarah Hyland Opened up About Experiencing Hair Loss During 'Modern Family' Filming," 29 Apr. 2019 Cleidocranial dysplasia is an inherited condition which causes a malfunction of the RUNX2 gene responsible for triggering development and maintenance of teeth, bones and cartilage. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "'Stranger Things' actor raises public awareness of rare bone disease," 20 Feb. 2020 Be sure the sire and dam are certified against hip dysplasia. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "How to Choose Your First Bird-Dog Puppy," 23 Mar. 2020 Gaten Matarazzo III, who plays Dustin on the Netflix megahit, was born with cleidocranial dysplasia, or CCD, a rare disorder which primarily affects growth of teeth and collarbones. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "'Stranger Things' actor raises public awareness of rare bone disease," 20 Feb. 2020 Kidney dysplasia is a condition where a fetus' kidneys do not develop properly. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Sarah Hyland Posted a Photo She "Hated" To Inspire Body Positivity," 26 Nov. 2019 Cleidocranial dysplasia, also known as CCD, affects one in 1 million children and can be passed from a parent or caused by a random mutation, according to CCD Smiles, a nonprofit organization Matarazzo works with. NBC News, "'Stranger Things' star Gaten Matarazzo says surgery to remove extra teeth was a success," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of dysplasia

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysplasia

probably borrowed from German Dysplasie, from dys- dys- + -plasie -plasia

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The first known use of dysplasia was circa 1923

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“Dysplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysplasia. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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dysplasia

noun
dys·​pla·​sia | \ dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce dysplasia (audio) \

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

Other Words from dysplasia

dysplastic \ -​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce dysplasia (audio) \ adjective

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