hyperplasia definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormal rise in the amount of cells in an organ or a tissue with consequent enlargement.
    • An increase in the size of a tissue or organ as a result of increased quantity of cells.
    • An increase in, or extortionate development of, the standard components of any component.
    • In pathology, overgrowth of part due to multiplication of the cells; exorbitant cell-reproduction. Compare hypertrophy, 1.
    • In botany, an abnormal upsurge in the quantity of cells, for their uncommon multiplication. Compare hypoplasia.
    • irregular rise in wide range of cells

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