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aplasia

[uh-pley-zhuh] /əˈpleɪ ʒə/
noun, Pathology
1.
defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; a-6 + -plasia
Related forms
aplastic
[ey-plas-tik] /eɪˈplæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • aplastic anemia is caused by the inability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells.
British Dictionary definitions for aplastic

aplastic

/eɪˈplæstɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or characterized by aplasia
2.
failing to develop into new tissue; defective in the regeneration of tissue, as of blood cells: aplastic anaemia

aplasia

/əˈpleɪzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) congenital absence or abnormal development of an organ or part
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from a-1 + -plasia, from Greek plassein to form
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Word Origin and History for aplastic

aplasia

n.

1885, medical Latin, from Greek a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + -plasia.

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aplastic in Medicine

aplasia a·pla·si·a (ə-plā'zē-ə, -zhə)
n.

  1. Congenital absence of an organ or tissue.

  2. Incomplete, retarded, or defective development of an organ or tissue.

  3. Cessation of the usual regenerative process in an organ or tissue.

aplastic a·plas·tic (ā-plās'tĭk, ə-plās'-)
adj.

  1. Unable to form or regenerate tissue.

  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by aplasia.

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