-plasia


Also found in: Medical.

-plasia

or -plasy
suff.
Growth; development: achondroplasia.

[New Latin, from Greek plasis, molding, from plassein, to mold; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

-plasia

or

-plasy

n combining form
indicating growth, development, or change: hypoplasia.
[from New Latin, from Greek plasis a moulding, from plassein to mould]

-plasia

or -plasy,

a combining form meaning “growth, cellular multiplication”: hypoplasia.
[< New Latin < Greek plás(is) a molding + -ia -ia]