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dysplasia

Syllabification: dys·pla·sia
Pronunciation: /disˈplāZH(ē)ə
 
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Definition of dysplasia in English:

noun

Medicine
The enlargement of an organ or tissue by the proliferation of cells of an abnormal type, as a developmental disorder or an early stage in the development of cancer.
Example sentences
  • A biopsy can also identify rare cases when cells have progressed from dysplasia into cancer.
  • There was a mild patchy proliferation of duct epithelial cells, but no dysplasia.
  • Although it is not a foregone conclusion that patients with dysplasia will develop cancer, dysplasia remains the best indicator of cancer risk.

Origin

1930s: from dys- 'bad' + Greek plasis 'formation'.

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