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neoplasm

[nee-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈni əˌplæz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; neo- + plasm
Related forms
neoplastic
[nee-uh-plas-tik] /ˌni əˈplæs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neoplasm

neoplasm

/ˈniːəʊˌplæzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) any abnormal new growth of tissue; tumour
Derived Forms
neoplastic (ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for neoplasm
n.

1864, coined in German by Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776-1847) from neo- + Greek plasma "formation" (see -plasm). Related: Neoplastic.

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neoplasm in Medicine

neoplasm ne·o·plasm (nē'ə-plāz'əm)
n.
An abnormal new growth of tissue that grows by cellular proliferation more rapidly than normal, continues to grow after the stimuli that initiated the new growth cease, shows partial or complete lack of structural organization and functional coordination with the normal tissue, and usually forms a distinct mass of tissue which may be either benign or malignant.


ne'o·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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neoplasm in Science
neoplasm
  (nē'ə-plāz'əm)   
An abnormal growth of tissue in animals or plants. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Also called tumor.

neoplastic adjective (nē'ə-plās'tĭk)
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