hypoplasia

noun
hy·​po·​pla·​sia | \ˌhī-pō-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə \

Definition of hypoplasia 

: a condition of arrested development in which an organ or part remains below the normal size or in an immature state

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Other Words from hypoplasia

hypoplastic \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˈpla-​stik \ adjective

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Serenity was born with a rare condition called optic nerve hypoplasia. John Otis, New York Times, "Stepping Out of the Ring While Rolling With the Punches," 18 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of hypoplasia

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoplasia

New Latin

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The first known use of hypoplasia was in 1889

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hypoplasia

noun
hy·​po·​pla·​sia | \-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of hypoplasia 

: a condition of arrested development in which an organ or part remains below the normal size or in an immature state

Other Words from hypoplasia

hypoplastic \ -​ˈplas-​tik \ adjective

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