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1. Formation of new tissue.
2. Formation of a neoplasm or neoplasms.


(Medicine) an abnormal growth of tissue, the development of a neoplasm, or the process that results in the production of a neoplasm or tumour


(ˌni oʊˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

the formation and growth of neoplasms.


the abnormal proliferation of benign or malignant cells. — neoplastic, adj.
See also: Cancer
the growth or formation of a neoplasm. — neoplastic, adj.
See also: Growth
the growth or formation of aneoplasm. — neoplastic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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Noun1.neoplasia - the pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a tumor
pathologic process, pathological process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease


n. neoplasia, formación de neoplasmas.


n neoplasia (proceso)
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The neoplasm was composed of sheet-like and glandular neoplastic cells embedded in abundant loose fibrovascular stroma.
5) In solid organs involved in MS such as the thyroid, the neoplastic cells appear to be cohesive, mimicking metastasis.
They observed neoplastic cells with large, inclusion-like nucleoli within a myxoid and fibroinflammatory milieu, frequent involvement of the hands and feet, and potential for local recurrence.
Histopathology revealed an unencapsulated, poorly demarcated, highly cellular neoplasm composed of islands and trabeculae of neoplastic cells embedded in abundant loose fibrovascular stroma which completely obliterated the cortical bone and sinuses of the rostral skull and infiltrated the surrounding muscle and soft tissue.
Neoplastic cells were negative for calponin, ruling out myoepithelial cells.
4,6 This treatment faces the challenge posed by the morpholocal and genetic hetergonecity that tumour cells flaunt, however using microarray technologies and proteomics, together with transcriptional targeting, its ability to preferentially target neoplastic cells and spare the normal ones.
The neoplastic cells may assume bizarre shape and large cell size.
Microscopical examination revealed the neoplastic cells formed as acini and they become cystic type.
The World Health Organisation defines acinic cell carcinoma as a malignant epithelial neoplasm of the salivary glands, in which at least some of the neoplastic cells demonstrate serous acinar cell differentiation characterized by cytoplasmic zymogen secretory granules.
This volume on cancer cytogenetics contains 24 chapters on the genomic aberrations of neoplastic cells at the chromosomal level of organization.
The neoplastic cells were epithelioid with only scattered spindled cells.
CD 10, a surface glycoprotein, depicts the proliferation potential, differentiation and prognosis of neoplastic cells.