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anaplasia

[an-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌæn əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; ana- + -plasia
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British Dictionary definitions for anaplasia

anaplasia

/ˌænəˈpleɪsɪə/
noun
1.
reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler less differentiated form
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anaplasia in Medicine

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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