plasia

-plasia

a combining form with the meaning “growth, cellular multiplication,” of the kind specified by the initial element: hypoplasia.
Also, -plasy.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek plás(is) a molding + -ia -ia

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-plasia or -plasy
 
n combining form
indicating growth, development, or change: hypoplasia
 
[from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould]
 
-plasy or -plasy
 
n combining form
 
[from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould]

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-plasia
comb. form denoting "formation," Mod.L., from Gk. plasis "molding, formation," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma).
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-plasia or -plasy
suff.
Growth; development: achondroplasia.

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