Definition of hypoplasia
: a condition of arrested development in which an organ or part remains below the normal size or in an immature state
hypoplasticplay \ˌhī-pō-ˈpla-stik\ adjective
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Serenity was born with a rare condition called optic nerve hypoplasia.
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Origin and Etymology of hypoplasia
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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