noun[mass noun] Medicine
The presence or formation of new, abnormal growth of tissue.
- 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.
Late 19th century: from neo- + Greek plasis 'formation'.
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