Definition of Dysplasia

1. Noun. Abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth.

Specialized synonyms: Aplasia, Fibrous Dysplasia Of Bone, Hypertrophy, Hyperplasia, Hypoplasia, Anaplasia
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality
Derivative terms: Dysplastic



Definition of Dysplasia

1. Noun. (pathology) Abnormal development of cells or tissue, often a precancerous stage of growth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dysplasia

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Medical Definition of Dysplasia

1. Abnormality of development, in pathology, alteration in size, shape and organisation of adult cells. Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dysplasia

dysphonia
dysphonia spastica
dysphonias
dysphonic
dysphony
dysphoria
dysphorias
dysphoric
dysphoric milk ejection reflex
dysphorically
dysphrasia
dysphylaxia
dyspigmentation
dyspinealism
dyspituitarism
dysplasia (current term)
dysplasia epiphysialis multiplex
dysplasias
dysplastic
dysplastic nevi
dysplastic nevus
dysplastic nevus syndrome
dyspna
dyspnea
dyspneal
dyspneas
dyspneic
dyspnoea

Literary usage of Dysplasia

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1. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"With continued exposure to these products, as well as other cofactors such as alcohol, further genetic damage may accumulate, resulting in dysplasia. ..."

2. Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families by Vickie Kropenske, Judy Howard (1995)
"Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) One of the most well-recognized complications of prematurity is BPD, a condition that affects lung tissue and interferes ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Association of dysplasia and contraceptive choice prior to use. ... The higher prevalence of dysplasia in women choosing the pill suggests that prior ..."

4. Control of Tobacco-Related Cancers and Other Diseases: Proceedings of an by Prakash C. Gupta, James E. Hamner, P. R. Murti (1992)
"Marked dysplasia progressing to carcinoma epithelial dysplasia, the pathologist is often left to rely on 'gut feeling' as to whether a leuko- ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Of the 37 patients with dysplasia, 28 were re-evaluated prospectively at ... Although histologie findings concurred with the resolution of dysplasia, ..."

6. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"CERVICAL dysplasia: A precursor lesion for cervical cancer. Studies indicate an increase in prevalence of cervical dysplasia among HIV-infected women. ..."

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