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Definition of "neoplasia" []

  • Formation of new tissue. (noun)
  • Formation of a neoplasm or neoplasms. (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 "neoplasia" in a sentence
  • "(e.g., chronic fatigue had resolved or an illness that could explain fatiguing symptoms such as neoplasia had emerged)."
  • "Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B) is characterized by an increased risk for medullary cancer of the thyroid (MTC), pheochromocytoma, mucosal neuromas (benign growths) of the lips and tongue, and distinctive physical characteristics, such as enlarged lips and slender body type."
  • "However, it is important to remember that not all patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 carry a detectable alteration in theRET gene."