hypoplasia

noun
hy·​po·​pla·​sia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hypoplasia (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hypoplastic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hypoplasia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vocal star, who has signed with Cowell’s Syco record label and Columbia, was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and diagnosed with autism at age 4. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "AGT's Kodi Lee and His Mom 'Very Surprised' to Learn About Gabrielle Union's Experience on Set," 16 Dec. 2019 Kodi Lee’s biography says he was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and underwent a life-saving surgery at just 5 days old. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kodi Lee's Journey to Being Crowned 'America's Got Talent' Season 14 Champ," 19 Sep. 2019 Along with Beasha, Union’s Golden Buzzer-winning singer Kodi Lee, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and diagnosed with autism at age 4, is also a semifinalist. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "AGT's Gabrielle Union 'Strongly' Suggests Semifinalists 'Idiot-Proof' Their Acts to Succeed," 28 Aug. 2019 The vet initially believed the kittens had cerebellar hypoplasia (known as wobbly kitten syndrome). Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Featured Pet: Chidi from Candy’s Cats," 27 Aug. 2019 The 22-year-old singer, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and diagnosed with autism at age 4, has become a viral sensation, with his AGT audition footage garnering over 42 million views on YouTube alone. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "AGT: Gabrielle Union Says Singer Kodi Lee, Who Is Blind and Has Autism, Will 'Change the World'," 14 Aug. 2019 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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28 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Hypoplasia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoplasia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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hypoplasia

noun
hy·​po·​pla·​sia | \ -ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hypoplasia (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hypoplastic (audio) \ adjective

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