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Dysplasia

Definition(s)

Cells that look abnormal under a microscope but are not cancer.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: Variation in somatotype (as in degree of ectomorphy, endomorphy, or mesomorphy) from one part of a human body to another. 2: Abnormal growth or development (as of organs or cells); broadly: abnormal anatomic structure due to such growth.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014