Etymology

1. hypoplasia

noun. underdevelopment of an organ because of a decrease in the number of cells.

Etymology

  • -plasia (English)
  • hypo- (English)
  • ὑπο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with hypoplasia


1. Noun, singular or mass
Optic nerve hypoplasia is inadequate development of the optic nerve, so that the dog does not have vision in the affected eye.

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