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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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Fiona Macleod-Chiarini, 38, from Ullapool, first discovered the bathroom while taking her younger brother Ewan, 34, - who suffers with septo-optic dysplasia - to the centre.
Central diabetes insipidus presentation is also observed in cases with septo-optic dysplasia, corpus callosum agenesis and holoprosencephaly (64).
Eva suffers from the same disabilities as Katie Price's son Harvey, including Septo-optic dysplasia with hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism and central diabetes insipidus.
Eldest Harvey (from her relationship with Dwight Yorke) suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, and septo-optic dysplasia.
In the literature, cases of congenital mydriasis accompanied by coronary artery disease, aortic aneurism, smooth muscle cell dysfunction (6), gene mutations (ACTA2) (7), Prune Belly syndrome (7), septo-optic dysplasia which may be observed in association with cerebrovascular diseases (8) and megacystic microcolon intestinal hypoperistaltism syndrome (9) have been reported.
Bowl Cut Garms is making the top to show their respect for Harvey, who has septo-optic dysplasia causing blindness and a growth hormone deficiency.
Geographical distribution of optic nerve hypoplasia and septo-optic dysplasia in Northwest England.
Thirteen-year-old Harvey has septo-optic dysplasia and Prader-Willi Syndrome - and his model mum admitted having millions in the bank can't cure him.
Most of the patients have associated anomalies such as neuronal migration disorders like as dysplasia or heterotopia, the absence of septum pellucidum, corpus callosum dysgenesis, septo-optic dysplasia. (6)
Septo-optic dysplasia as a manifestation of valproic acid embryopathy.
An ectopic posterior pituitary gland is a rare condition and may present with an empty pituitary fossa, hypoplasia or absence of the infundibular stalk and resultant short stature due to growth hormone deficiency.[1] It may be associated with septo-optic dysplasia, Chiari I malformation, agenesis of the corpus callosum, Kallmann sydrome and peri-ventricular heterotopias.[1,2] The location of the ectopic lobe can vary, but it is most commonly located along the median eminence in the floor of the third ventricle.[1,2]
Condition Name Gene Location Inheritance Oculocutaneous OCA1 TYR 11q14.3 AR albinism OCA2 15q12--q13 AR OCA3 TYRP1 9p23 AR OCA4 MATP 5p13.2 AR Ocular albinism OA1 GPR143 Xp22.2 XL Aniridia AN2 PAX6 11p13 AD CSNB CSNB1 NYX Xp11.4 XL CSNB CSNB2 CACNA1F Xp11.23 XL Rod monochromacy ACHM2 CNGA3 2q11.2 AR Cone dystrophy 4 COD4 PDE6C 10q23.33 AR Blue cone monochromacy COD5 OPN1L/MW Xq28 XL Optic nerve hypoplasia PAX6 11p13 AD (septo-optic dysplasia) HESX1 3p14.3 AR Corneal opacity PAX6 11p13 AD PITX2 4q25 AD FOXC1 6p25.3 AD Congenital cataract PAX6 11p13 AD Leber's congenital LCA1- Various Various AD/R amaurosis 15 Idiopathic NYS1 FRMD7 Xq26.2 XL NYS5 Xp11.4 XL NYS2 6p12 AD NYS3 7p11.2 AD 18q23 AD Figure 3 Some associations of infantile nystagmus, from Lorenz and Gampe.