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 hyperplasia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hyperplasia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some have shown a small, insignificant increase in the risk of endometrial hyperplasia (changes in the uterine tissue that are a precursor to cancer), while others have shown a small decrease. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 July 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 In June, my annual mammogram and subsequent biopsy revealed atypical ductal hyperplasia in my right breast. Kai Mcgee, Marie Claire, 26 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of hyperplasia was in 1861

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22 Jul 2021

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“Hyperplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperplasia. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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

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