defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part.
relating to or characterized by aplasia
failing to develop into new tissue; defective in the regeneration of tissue, as of blood cells: aplastic anaemia
(pathol) congenital absence or abnormal development of an organ or part
1885, medical latin, from greek a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + -plasia.
aplastic a·plas·tic (ā-plās’tĭk, ə-plās’-)
unable to form or regenerate tissue.
of, relating to, or characterized by aplasia.
aplasia a·pla·si·a (ə-plā’zē-ə, -zhə)
congenital absence of an organ or tissue.
incomplete, r-t-rded, or defective development of an organ or tissue.
cessation of the usual regenerative process in an organ or tissue.
- Aplastic anemia
severe anemia due to destruction or depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usually resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of certain drugs or chemicals. aplastic anemia n. a form of anemia in which the capacity of the bone marrow to generate red blood cells is defective, caused by bone marrow disease or […]
- Aplastic lymph
aplastic lymph aplastic lymph n. lymph containing a relatively large number of leukocytes but comparatively little fibrinogen and manifesting only a slight tendency to become organized. also called corpuscular lymph.
aplgol language an apl variant with algol-like control structure, from hewlett-packard(?). (1995-11-29)
a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz. noun a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
apls antiphospholipid syndrome