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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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The Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is a chondroectodermal dysplasia and is characterized by the cardinal features of disproportionate short stature, polydactyly, hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, and congenital heart malformations, along with other skeletal and dental abnormalities.
Patients with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, also known as Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome, can present with EVHC.
The term ectodermal dysplasia (ED) was given by Weech and reported first by Thurman.
Gaydos was born with ectodermal dysplasia which causes 'defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands, and teeth,' according to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
9) believed that an underlying mixed mesodermal and ectodermal dysplasia was responsible for development of KTWS.
Starink (4) classified the condition into four types: solitary, multiple and associated with ectodermal dysplasia, multiple without associated cutaneous findings and non-familial unilateral linear (sometimes referred to as nevoid ESFA).
It is a type of ectodermal dysplasia that involves the skin, and sometimes other tissues.
Our general aim was to advance knowledge on signs and symptoms, genetics, and outcomes of dental implant treatment in individuals with ectodermal dysplasia.
Furthermore, Baby S did not have clinical features of an ectodermal dysplasia (including hair and nail anomalies), which would make dual pathology less likely.
Multiple lesions may be seen in SchAlpfSchulzPassarge syndrome (a form of ectodermal dysplasia syndrome characterized by hypotrichosis hypodontia nail dystrophy palmoplantar keratoderma and periocular apocrine hidrocystomas).
Most people with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia have a reduced ability to sweat (hypohidrosis) because they have fewer sweat glands than normal or their sweat glands do not function properly.
Some Syndromes Associated With Hypodontiaa Crouzon Down Ectodermal dysplasia Ehlers-Danlos Focal dermal hypoplasia Gorlin Hurler Progeria Rieger Sturge-Weber Tooth-and-nail Turner (a) This modified table was published in Neville et al.