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dysplasia

[dis-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /dɪsˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; dys- + -plasia
Related forms
dysplastic
[dis-plas-tik] /dɪsˈplæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for dysplasia
  • 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.
  • Fibrous dysplasia is a bone disease that destroys and replaces normal bone with fibrous bone tissue.
  • Cervical dysplasia refers to abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix that are seen underneath a microscope.
  • dysplasia is a term that refers to a precancerous condition.
  • When used for dysplasia, it appears to be as effective as more invasive procedures.
British Dictionary definitions for dysplasia

dysplasia

/dɪsˈpleɪzɪə/
noun
1.
abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence
Derived Forms
dysplastic (dɪsˈplæstɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding
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Word Origin and History for dysplasia
n.

1935, Modern Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis "molding, conformation," from plassein (see plasma).

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dysplasia in Medicine

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 in Science
dysplasia
  (dĭs-plā'zhə)   
Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
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