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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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One study from Italy found drinking three cups of green tea daily prevented prostate cancer in men who had precancerous cells indicating the presence of the disease.
This occurred only because the routine cervical Pap smear allowed for the detection of still-harmless but precancerous cells known as dysplasia, which were then removed years before an actual cervical cancer could begin.
Wouldn't it be nice if, in between colonoscopies, there was a way to kill precancerous cells in the colon just by adding particular foods to your diet?
To that end, we plan to exploit the extracellular molecular code called The Flower Code (Fwe) that is expressed in very early stage cancer or precancerous cells.
Researchers had shown that growing precancerous cells in stiff three-dimensional gels brings out the cells' malignant side.
Pap tests can detect precancerous cells, and early detection means early treatment to eliminate the infection before it becomes cancerous.
Previously, researchers had shown that growing precancerous cells in stiff three-dimensional gels brings out the cells' malignant side.