hyperplasia

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noun hy·per·pla·sia \ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of hyperplasia

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

hyperplastic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈpla-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hyperplasia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1861


Medical Dictionary

hyperplasia

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noun hy·per·pla·sia \ˌhī-pər-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of hyperplasia

  1. :  an abnormal or unusual increase in the elements composing a part (as cells composing a tissue)—see benign prostatic hyperplasia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia

hyperplastic

\-ˈplas-tik\play adjective

hyperplastically

\-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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