hypoplasia

[hahy-puh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun
1.
Pathology. abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
2.
(in plants) inability to mature properly owing to a disease or inadequate supply of nutrients.
Also, hypoplasty [hahy-puh-plas-tee] .


Origin:
1895–1900; hypo- + -plasia

hypoplastic, adjective
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hypoplasia or hypoplasty (ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæzɪə, ˈhaɪpəʊˌplæstɪ)
 
n
pathol incomplete development of an organ or part
 
hypoplasty or hypoplasty
 
n
 
hypoplastic or hypoplasty
 
adj

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hypoplasia hy·po·pla·sia (hī'pō-plā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.

  1. Incomplete or arrested development of an organ or a part.

  2. Atrophy due to destruction of some of the elements of a tissue or an organ.


hy'po·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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Example sentences for hypoplasia
Enamel hypoplasia is a condition in which the amount of enamel formed is inadequate.
Breast hypoplasia is a condition where one or both breasts fail to develop.
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