neoplasia

noun
neo·​pla·​sia | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce neoplasia (audio) \

Definition of neoplasia

1 : the formation of tumors
2 : a tumorous condition

Examples of neoplasia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At most 2 percent or less were diagnosed with neoplasia, or tumors. National Geographic, "These Sick Animals Could Be Key to Understanding Cancer," 6 July 2016

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First Known Use of neoplasia

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for neoplasia

neo- + -plasia, after neoplasm

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The first known use of neoplasia was in 1871

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“Neoplasia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neoplasia. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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neoplasia

noun
neo·​pla·​sia | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce neoplasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of neoplasia

1 : the process of tumor formation
2 : a tumorous condition of the body

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