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Incomplete or arrested development of an organ or a part.

hy′po·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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(ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæzɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol incomplete development of an organ or part
hypoplastic adj
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(ˌhaɪ pəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə)

also hy′po•plas`ty

(-ˌplæs ti)

abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
hy`po•plas′tic, adj.
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a condition in which tissue or an organ of the body fails to grow to normal size. Cf. hypertrophy. — hypoplastic, adj.
See also: Size
a condition in which tissue or an organ of the body fails to grow to normal size. Cf. hypertrophy. — hypoplastic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypoplasia - underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
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n. hipoplasia, desarrollo incompleto de un órgano o parte.
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