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Pronunciation: ā-plā′zē-ă


  1. Defective development or congenital absence of an organ or tissue.
  2. In hematology, incomplete, retarded, or defective development, or cessation of the usual regenerative process.

[G. a- priv. + plasis, a molding]

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