dys·pla·sia | \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

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dysplastic \-ˈplas-tik \ adjective

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Hyland has a history of health issues, including kidney dysplasia, which required a kidney transplant in 2012. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Hyland Shows Off Surgery Scars in Fourth of July Bikini Snap: '#scarsondisplay'," 5 July 2018 Sarah, who had a kidney transplant in 2012, has been open about her medical history, including experiencing kidney dysplasia and dealing with hair loss as a result of medication. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Sarah Hyland Put Her "Scars on Display" in a Bikini," 7 July 2018 Hyland, who has suffered from kidney dysplasia since birth, underwent the procedure and received a kidney from her father to combat her battle with the condition which causes abnormal development of the kidneys. Julius Young, Fox News, "'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland shows off kidney transplant scars in bikini selfie," 6 July 2018 Froehlich's vet diagnosed the puppies with severe hip issues, known as dysplasia, causing osteoarthritis and likely pain, medical records show. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Arizona U-Haul billionaire dumps 7 sick rottweilers on dog rescue in Gilbert," 26 June 2018 Photo: Sarah Hyland/Instagram The XOXO actress has long been open about her health struggles, which include a battle with kidney dysplasia. refinery29.com, "Sarah Hyland Shares "Painful" Photo From The Hospital," 22 June 2018 In town to visit physicians concerning reconstructive surgery for his hip dysplasia, Hunter Gillett was allowed on the field as the Diamondbacks took batting practice. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Alex Avila ends slump after letting youngster pick out his bat," 25 Apr. 2018 For instance, patients with cranioectodermal dysplasia can have elongated skulls with prominent ridges. NBC News, "Weird little Atacama skeleton was just a diseased fetus," 22 Mar. 2018 Kranig has undergone more than 30 surgeries for his rare condition: ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia, which affects his limbs and eyesight. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Globetrotter pays heartwarming visit to 10-year-old Wisconsin boy with rare disease," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dysplasia

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysplasia

New Latin

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dys·pla·sia | \dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə \

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 \ adjective

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