neoplasia

noun

neo·​pla·​sia ˌnē-ə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce neoplasia (audio)
1
: the formation of tumors
2
: a tumorous condition

Examples of neoplasia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Same for patients with a medical history of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 When this happens, the abnormal tissue develops into a condition called gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). ​wendy Wisner, Parents, 15 Sep. 2023 Abnormal cells found during colposcopy and biopsy are sometimes described as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Elizabeth Boskey, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 People with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a cancer that forms in the inside of the thyroid gland, or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 syndrome, which causes tumors to form on the endocrine glands, should definitely stay away from this drug. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 19 Mar. 2023 At most 2 percent or less were diagnosed with neoplasia, or tumors. National Geographic, 6 July 2016

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Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from French néoplasie, from néo- neo- + -plasie -plasia

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of neoplasia was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Neoplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neoplasia. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

neoplasia

noun
neo·​pla·​sia ˌnē-ə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce neoplasia (audio)
1
: the process of tumor formation
2
: a tumorous condition of the body
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