An abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign (not cancerous), or malignant (cancerous). Also called tumor.

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  • Neoplasm — Ne o*plasm (n[=e] [ o]*pl[a^]z m), n. [See {Neoplasia}.] (Physiol. & Med.) A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neoplasm — neoplasm. См. бластома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • neoplasm — (n.) 1864, coined in German by Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776 1847) from NEO (Cf. neo ) + Gk. plasma formation (see PLASMA (Cf. plasma)). Related: Neoplastic …   Etymology dictionary

  • neoplasm — *tumor, malignancy, cancer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neoplasm — [nē′ō plaz΄əm] n. [ NEO + PLASM] an abnormal growth of tissue, as a tumor …   English World dictionary

  • Neoplasm — Neoplastic redirects here. For Dutch artistic movement, see De Stijl. plasia Anaplasia – dedifferentiation Hyperplasia – physiological proliferation Increase in number of cells Neoplasia – abnormal proliferation Dysplasia – maturation abnormality …   Wikipedia

  • Neoplasm — Literally, a new growth. Neoplasm is another word for a tumor. * * * An abnormal tissue that grows by cellular proliferation more rapidly than normal and continues to grow after the stimuli that initiated the new growth cease. Neoplasms show… …   Medical dictionary

  • neoplasm — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1864 tumor 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neoplasm — n.; pl. neoplasia [Gr. neos, new; plasma, formed or molded] An abnormal mass of tissue …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • neoplasm — neoplastic /nee euh plas tik/, adj. /nee euh plaz euhm/, n. Pathol. a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor. [1860 65; NEO + PLASM] * * * …   Universalium

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