from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Incomplete or arrested development of an organ or a part.
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- n. underdevelopment or incomplete development of a tissue or organ, especially when caused by an inadequate or below-normal number of cells
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deficient growth or atrophy of a part through excessive destruction or defective formation of cells.
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- n. underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells
If she falls over when blindfolded (because she relies on her eyes for balance), she probably has cerebellar hypoplasia, which is more common in kittens.
Macie Morse was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, meaning her optic nerve didn't develop all the way.
We also observed other phenotypes commonly associated with RP morphants , such as hypoplasia of the yolk sac extension, abnormalities in the ear, and delayed pigmentation of the eyes.
Sauer L, Harrison MR, Flake AW: Does an expanding fetal abdominal mass produce pulmonary hypoplasia.
It can be life threatening because the displaced organs take up the room the lungs need to fully develop, causing pulmonary hypoplasia.
View larger image »may result in severe kidney damage (renal dysplasia) and underdevelopment of the lungs (pulmonary hypoplasia), which are life-threatening conditions.
Temporary tracheal occlusion in fetal sheep with severe lung hypoplasia does not improve postnatal respiratory function.
It is defined by hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis, cystic dilatation of fourth ventricle and hydrocephalus.
Herniation of the fetal liver is frequently associated with a small abdominal size and pulmonary hypoplasia (small lungs), two factors that can complicate the postnatal (after delivery) course.
The Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program, which evaluates and treats children who have pulmonary hypoplasia, a condition which limits full lung development.