dysplasia

[dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.

Origin:
1930–35; dys- + -plasia

dysplastic [dis-plas-tik] , adjective
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dysplasia (dɪsˈpleɪzɪə)
 
n
abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence
 
[C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding]
 
dysplastic
 
adj

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dysplasia
1935, Mod.L., from dys- + Gk. plasis "molding," from plassein "to form, mold" (see plasma).
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dysplasia dys·pla·sia (dĭs-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.


dys·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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dysplasia   (dĭs-plā'zhə)  Pronunciation Key 
Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
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Example sentences
Perhaps cats' purring helps alleviate the dysplasia or osteoporotic conditions
  that are more common in their canid cousins.
Hip dysplasia is common in many large breeds and comes in many degrees of
  severity.
We also know that early detection makes dysplasia easier to treat.
Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia leaves sufferers toothless, bald, and unable to
  sweat.
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