hyperplasia

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hy·per·pla·sia

 (hī′pər-plā′zhə)
n.
An abnormal increase in the number of cells in a tissue or organ, with consequent enlargement of the part or organ.

hy′per·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

hyperplasia

(ˌhaɪpəˈplæzɪə)
n
(Pathology) enlargement of a bodily organ or part resulting from an increase in the total number of cells. Compare hypertrophy
hyperplastic adj

hy•per•pla•sia

(ˌhaɪ pərˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
1. abnormal multiplication of cells.
2. enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.
[1860–65]
hy`per•plas′tic (-ˈplæs tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH - enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
Translations

hy·per·pla·si·a

n. hiperplasia, proliferación excesiva de células normales en un tejido.

hyperplasia

n hiperplasia; benign prostatic— hiperplasia prostática benigna; congenital adrenal — hiperplasia suprarrenal congénita
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The epidermis was hyperkeratotic with foci of psoriasiform hyperplasia and extensive ulceration with scaly crust formation.