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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Reversion of cells to an immature or a less differentiated form, as occurs in most malignant tumors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reversion of differentiation in cells that is characteristic of malignancy in tumours

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the sum of the morphological, structural, chemical, and other alterations which cells undergo when assuming the characteristics of malignancy.
  • n. Same as anaplasis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor

Etymologies

ana- + -plasia (Wiktionary)

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