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Meaning of hypoplasia

hy•po•pla•sia

Pronunciation: (hī"pu-plā'zhu, -zhē-u, -zē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
  2. (in plants) inability to mature properly owing to a disease or inadequate supply of nutrients.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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