Definitions

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

  • adj. Medicine Relating to the surgical restoration of a lost or absent part.
  • adj. Of or characterized by cells that have become less differentiated.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to, a tumor that shows little histogenetic differentiation. It implies that a tumor is high grade and likely to behave in an aggressive fashion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to anaplasty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, performed by, or used in the operation of anaplasty: as, an anaplastic instrument.

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  • adj. of or relating to anaplasia

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Examples

  • Although the FDA has also recently cautioned that breast implants might be linked to a higher risk of a rare form of lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, officials called those chances slim.

    FDA questions studies of breast implant safety

  • The cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks lymph nodes and the skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around an implant.

    Breast Implants Linked To Cancer

  • The cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks lymph nodes and skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around an implant.

    FDA sees possible cancer risk with breast implants

  • Federal health officials announced Wednesday that they were investigating a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and very rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma ALCL.

    Breast implants linked to rare lymphoma

  • It acted after reviewing studies and doctors' reports in recent years about a small number of women with implants developing a cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

    Implants, Cancer May Be Linked

  • Pfizer also noticed crizotinib had effects on another enzyme implicated in cancer cell growth, known as anaplastic lymphoma kinase, or ALK.

    New Pfizer Drug Shrinks Some Lung-Cancer Tumors

  • Numerous medical studies only mention tracheotomy -- in which surgeons cut a hole into a patient's windpipe to aid breathing -- as a treatment for a rare form of thyroid cancer called anaplastic carcinoma.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • It may mean he has a very rare, but particularly deadly form of thyroid cancer called anaplastic cancer, and that is a very, very difficult kind of cancer to treat -- Soledad.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2004

  • The cancer, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, attacks the lymph nodes and skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around the implant after it is inserted.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • According to 60 cases reported to the FDA over the past 13 years, a rare cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma that attacks lymph nodes has been found in the scar tissue that surrounds the breast implant.

    FOXNews.com

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