[hahy-puh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/

Pathology. abnormal deficiency of cells or structural elements.
(in plants) inability to mature properly owing to a disease or inadequate supply of nutrients.
(pathol) incomplete development of an organ or part

hypoplasia hy·po·pla·sia (hī’pō-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə)

hy’po·plas’tic (-plās’tĭk) adj.


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