Definition of neoplasia in English:

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neoplasia

Pronunciation: /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈpleɪzɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The presence or formation of new, abnormal growth of tissue.
Example sentences
  • A preponderance of evidence suggests a causal link between HPV infection and cervical neoplasia.
  • There are pathological examples of cardiovascular disease and neoplasia.
  • There was no evidence of inflammation, infection, or metastatic neoplasia in the patients dura.

Origin

Late 19th century: from neo- + Greek plasis 'formation'.

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