anaplasia

anaplasia

[an-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells.

Origin:
1905–10; ana- + -plasia

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anaplasia (ˌænəˈpleɪsɪə)
 
n
reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler less differentiated form

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anaplasia an·a·pla·sia (ān'ə-plā'zhə)
n.
Reversion of cells to an immature or a less differentiated form, as occurs in most malignant tumors.

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