One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The presence or formation of new, abnormal growth of tissue.
- ‘There was no evidence of neoplasia or infection.’
- ‘A preponderance of evidence suggests a causal link between HPV infection and cervical neoplasia.’
- ‘There are pathological examples of cardiovascular disease and neoplasia.’
- ‘There was no evidence of inflammation, infection, or metastatic neoplasia in the patients dura.’
- ‘Dave and colleagues performed a systematic review to determine the absolute risk of synchronous proximal neoplasia in the presence of distal hyperplastic polyps.’
Late 19th century: from neo- + Greek plasis ‘formation’.
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