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anaplasia

Pronunciation: an′ă-plā′zē-ă

Definition: Loss of structural differentiation, especially as seen in most, but not all, malignant neoplasms.

Synonym(s): dedifferentiation2

[G. ana, again, + plasis, a molding]

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