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hy·po·pla·sia

 (hī′pō-plā′zhə)
n.
Incomplete or arrested development of an organ or a part.

hy′po·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

hypoplasia

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæzɪə) or

hypoplasty

n
(Pathology) pathol incomplete development of an organ or part
hypoplastic adj

hy•po•pla•sia

(ˌhaɪ pəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə)

also hy′po•plas`ty

(-ˌplæs ti)

n.
abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
[1895–1900]
hy`po•plas′tic, adj.

hypoplasia

a condition in which tissue or an organ of the body fails to grow to normal size. Cf. hypertrophy. — hypoplastic, adj.
See also: Size
a condition in which tissue or an organ of the body fails to grow to normal size. Cf. hypertrophy. — hypoplastic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypoplasia - underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
Translations

hy·po·pla·si·a

n. hipoplasia, desarrollo incompleto de un órgano o parte.
References in periodicals archive ?
Salvador and Pearce (1995) define hypoplasty as subnormal growth or growth cessation of sexually fertilized kernels.
Subnormal growth in which some starch may accumulate was termed hypoplasty by Salvador and Pearce (1995).