dysplasia

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noun dys·pla·sia \dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of dysplasia

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

dysplastic

play \-ˈplas-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dysplasia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1923


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dysplasia

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noun dys·pla·sia \dis-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of dysplasia

  1. 1:  variation in somatotype (as in degree of ectomorphy, endomorphy, or mesomorphy) from one part of a human body to another

  2. 2:  abnormal growth or development (as of organs or cells); broadly :  abnormal anatomic structure due to such growth

dysplastic

\-ˈplas-tik\play adjective

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