Definition of Hypoplasia

1. Noun. Underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells.

Generic synonyms: Dysplasia

Definition of Hypoplasia

1. Noun. underdevelopment or incomplete development of a tissue or organ, especially when caused by an inadequate or below-normal number of cells ¹

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Definition of Hypoplasia

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Medical Definition of Hypoplasia

1. The incomplete development or underdevelopment of an organ or tissue. Origin: Gr. Plasis = formation This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypoplasia

hypophysioportal system
hypophysiotropic hormone
hypophysis cerebri
hypophysis sicca
hypoplasia (current term)
hypoplasia of right ventricle
hypoplasia of the thymus and parathyroids
hypoplastic anaemia
hypoplastic anemia
hypoplastic dwarf
hypoplastic heart
hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Literary usage of Hypoplasia

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In some cases, they are diminished, and the coagulation time of the blood is delayed. ii. Anemia Due to hypoplasia of the Bone-marrow of Unknown Origin ..."

2. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"The above-mentioned examples of hypoplasia, to which many others might be added, arise partly through intrinsic causes inherent in the germ, ..."

3. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"Thymic Aplasia and hypoplasia. —The thymus may be found totally absent or markedly hypoplastic. Several authors seem to think that there is a causal ..."

4. General Pathology; from the 11th Rev. German Ed. by Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1918)
"hypoplasia of the uterus with well-developed ovaries, but without ripe follicles. ... A more or less marked hypoplasia of the kidney is not rare. ..."

5. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"hypoplasia of the Aorta. Obstinate anemia in an adolescent with a cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation for which no cause is found, are the only known signs ..."

6. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"Naturally the material for our investigation and treatment arranges itself into five chapters, on "Restitution," "hypoplasia," "Metaplasia," "Hypertrophy" ..."

7. Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene by John William Ballantyne (1904)
"... Incomplete Formation); Anomalies of the Mammary (¡lands (Absence, hypoplasia, Athelia, ... hypoplasia ..."

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