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hypoplasia

[hahy-puh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
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] /ˈhaɪ pəˌplæs ti/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hypo- + -plasia
Related forms
hypoplastic, adjective
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Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for hypoplasia

hypoplasia

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) incomplete development of an organ or part
Derived Forms
hypoplastic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk) adjective
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hypoplasia in Medicine

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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