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Definition of "hyperplasia" []

  • An abnormal increase in the number of cells in an organ or a tissue with consequent enlargement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperplasia" in a sentence
  • "After my first biopsy, I was diagnosed with a condition called hyperplasia with atypia, or a pre-pre-cancer."
  • "Pre-cancerous changes of the endometrium, called hyperplasia."
  • "Only one case of inflammation and two cases of a potentially precancerous accumulation of cells known as hyperplasia were noted."