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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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Microscopy of Biopsy from Posterior Right Ventricular Wail Showing Features of ARVD.
Mrs Connor recorded a verdict of natural causes, but urged his immediate relatives to be tested to see if they also had ARVD.
The family is to have Jack's organs tested for ARVD and his dad Graham, 45, divorced from Jacqui, will also be checked for the hereditary heart condition.
The combination of ARVD with rheumatoid arthritis was the characteristic feature of our patient.
This may be a consequence of the Israeli population not being subject to the most common causes traditionally associated with athlete SCD that would be identified on ECG (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, ARVD, long QT syndrome, Brugada's Syndrome).