Meaning of neoplasia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈpleɪzɪə/


mass nounMedicine
  • The presence or formation of new, abnormal growth of tissue.

    ‘A preponderance of evidence suggests a causal link between HPV infection and cervical neoplasia.’
    • ‘There are pathological examples of cardiovascular disease and neoplasia.’
    • ‘There was no evidence of inflammation, infection, or metastatic neoplasia in the patients dura.’
    • ‘Dave and colleagues performed a systematic review to determine the absolute risk of synchronous proximal neoplasia in the presence of distal hyperplastic polyps.’
    • ‘There was no evidence of neoplasia or infection.’


Late 19th century from neo- + Greek plasis ‘formation’.