dysplastic

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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