Definition of anaplastic in English:

anaplastic

adjective

Medicine
  • Denoting, relating to, or characteristic of cells or tissues that have lost their mature or specialized features, as in malignant tumours.

    ‘anaplastic thyroid cancer’
    ‘while most meningiomas are benign, 1% to 3% display anaplastic features’

Origin

1920s: see anaplasia.

Pronunciation

anaplastic

/anəˈplastɪk/