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Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dys·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.


(Anatomy) abnormal development of an organ or part of the body, including congenital absence
[C20: New Latin, from dys- + -plasia, from Greek plasis a moulding]
dysplastic adj


(dɪsˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

abnormal growth or development of cells, tissue, bone, or an organ.
[1930–35; dys- + -plasia]
dys•plas′tic (-ˈplæs tɪk) adj.


Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
aplasia - failure of some tissue or organ to develop
fibrous dysplasia of bone - a disturbance in which bone that is undergoing lysis is replaced by an abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue resulting in bone lesions or skin lesions
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
hypoplasia - underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
anaplasia - loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


n. displasia, cambio o desarrollo anormal de los tejidos.


n displasia, desorden f de crecimiento en un tejido
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8-10) Mucinous cystadenomas display no dysplastic change, MCTLMPs demonstrate dysplastic change without invasion, and mucinous cystadenocarcinomas demonstrate invasion.
The epithelial layer itself is hyperplastic without evidence of dysplastic change and these epithelial changes might be mistaken for malignancy.
Is there any special method to diagnose a dysplastic change clinically?
This suggests HIV influences higher incidence of dysplastic change in the cervix.
Regular checkup for Pap smear can contribute to earlier diagnosis of metaplastic and dysplastic changes, which are reversible in their earlier stage.
Whereas, erythropoiesis was hyperplastic with megaloblastic and dysplastic changes in 4 (7.
amp;nbsp;Among some dysplastic changes that occur in skin that you need to keep an eye on are:
This vaccine also provides protection against the HPV strains that cause genital warts and low-grade dysplastic changes.
The parakeratinized lining of the parakeratinized variant of OKC is of uniform thickness which is 5-8 cells thick, dysplastic changes are seen in this layer.
Multinucleated epithelial giant cells in colorectal polyps: a potential mimic of viropathic and/or dysplastic changes.
1) In general, the thicker the leukoplakia, the greater the chance of finding dysplastic changes.