anaplastic

anaplastic

[an-uh-plas-tik]
adjective Pathology.
1.
(of cells) having reverted to a more primitive form.
2.
of or pertaining to anaplasty.

Origin:
1875–80; < Greek anáplast(os) moldable, plastic (see ana-, -plast) + -ic

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anaplastic (ˌænəˈplæstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to anaplasia
2.  relating to plastic surgery

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anaplastic an·a·plas·tic (ān'ə-plās'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to the surgical restoration of a lost or absent part.

  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by cells that have become less differentiated.

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