hyperplasia

noun
hy·​per·​pla·​sia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hyperplasia (audio) \

Definition of hyperplasia

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

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Other Words from hyperplasia

hyperplastic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈpla-​stik How to pronounce hyperplastic (audio) \ adjective

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The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, "This college dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself," 27 July 2019 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "This college dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself," 27 July 2019 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018 Building up several months' worth of lining in your uterus can put you at risk for precancerous changes called hyperplasia. Sari Harrar, Good Housekeeping, "4 Perimenopause Period Symptoms That Could Be Serious," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of hyperplasia

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperplasia

New Latin

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hyperplasia

noun
hy·​per·​pla·​sia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hyperplasia (audio) \

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

Other Words from hyperplasia

hyperplastic \ -​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce hyperplastic (audio) \ adjective
hyperplastically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperplastically (audio) \ adverb

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