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retroplasia

Pronunciation: ret'ro-pla'ze-a

Definition: That state of cell or tissue in which activity is decreased below that considered normal; associated with retrogressive changes (injury, degeneration, death, necrosis).

[retro- + G. plasis, a molding]

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