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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyperplasia  \Hy`per*pla"si*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  "ype`r  over  +  ? 
  conformation,  fr  ?  to  mold.]  (Med.  &  Biol.) 
  An  increase  in  or  excessive  growth  of  the  normal  elements 
  of  any  part 
 
  Note:  Hyperplasia  relates  to  the  formation  of  new  elements, 
  hypertrophy  being  an  increase  in  bulk  of  preexisting 
  normal  elements.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyperplasia 
  n  :  abnormal  increase  in  number  of  cells 




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