to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of (opposed to ):
to analyze an argument.
to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of:
to analyze a poem.
to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., .
a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
c.1600, “to dissect,” from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of “to examine closely” dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.
the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells. noun reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler less differentiated form anaplasia an·a·pla·sia (ān’ə-plā’zhə) n. Reversion of cells to an immature or a less differentiated form, as occurs in most malignant tumors.
a disease of cattle caused by a blood-infecting protozoan parasite, Anaplasma marginale, transmitted by bloodsucking flies and ticks. noun another name for gallsickness
(of cells) having reverted to a more primitive form. of or relating to . adjective of or relating to anaplasia relating to plastic surgery anaplastic an·a·plas·tic (ān’ə-plās’tĭk) adj. Relating to the surgical restoration of a lost or absent part. Of, relating to, or characterized by cells that have become less differentiated.
- Anaplastic cell
anaplastic cell anaplastic cell n. A cell that has reverted to an embryonal state. An undifferentiated cell, characteristic of a malignant neoplasm.