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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

neoplasticism

[nee-oh-plas-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˌni oʊˈplæs təˌsɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
1.
the theory and practice of the de Stijl group, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on the formal structure of a work of art, and restriction of spatial or linear relations to vertical and horizontal movements as well as restriction of the artist's palette to black, white, and the primary colors.
Origin
< French néo-plasticisme (1920); see neo-, plasticism
Related forms
neoplastic, adjective
neoplasticist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for neoplastic

neoplasm

/ˈniːəʊˌplæzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) any abnormal new growth of tissue; tumour
Derived Forms
neoplastic (ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk) adjective

neoplasticism

/ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the style of abstract painting evolved by Mondrian and the Dutch de Stijl movement, characterized by the use of horizontal and vertical lines and planes and by black, white, grey, and primary colours
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Word Origin and History for neoplastic

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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neoplastic 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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neoplastic 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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