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Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dys·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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(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
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(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.
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Abnormal development or growth of tissues, organs, or cells.

dysplastic adjective
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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
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n. displasia, cambio o desarrollo anormal de los tejidos.
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n displasia, desorden f de crecimiento en un tejido
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I nid not explain; the poseetion must have explained itself already; besides, it is past.
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Established on the basis of the recommendations made by Charles and Ray Eames in "The India Report" which they presented to the Government of India in 1958, the story of NID's first 50 years is also the study of the development of a formal design establishment in India.
Yng Nghymru cyhoeddwyd eisoes nifer o lyfrau clodwiw a'r tro hwn dyma gyhoeddi nofel, ond nid nofel yn yr ystyr traddodiadol, chwaith, gan fod llawer iawn o'r hyn a geir yn Hafan Deg yn seiliedig ar hanes teulu Sian Rees.
Nid Tounes participera, en outre, au scrutin legislatif avec ses propres listes, tout en laissant la porte ouverte aux partis qui veulent s'y engager sous l'ombrelle de Nid Tounes.
Ambassador Hiickmann said at the signing ceremony that he is delighted to support NID's project to strengthen civil society participation in voting.
"Le dossier de plainte sera depose a La Haye dans les prochains jours", a declare Abdessatar Messaoudi, evoquant des documents ecrits et audiovisuels prouvant l'implication de militants et dirigeants islamistes dans des agressions contre Nid Tounes.
Mae camgymeriadau yn yr ail bennill, ac mae Mrs Roberts yn apelio am y geiriau cywir - i'r parodi cofiwch, nid i Hen FFon Nain - os oes rhywun yn eu cofio.