hypoplasia

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

Definition of hypoplasia

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

hypoplastic

play \ˌhī-pō-ˈpla-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hypoplasia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

hypoplasia

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noun hy·po·pla·sia \-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of hypoplasia

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

hypoplastic

\-ˈplas-tik\play adjective

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