dysplasia

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dysplasia

[di′splā·zhə]
(pathology)
Abnormal development or growth, especially of cells.
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(8, 9) The homozygous type is lethal, characterized by severe rhizomelic shortening, a narrow thorax and other characteristics occurring in thanatophoric dysplasia. Fortunately, this condition is rare.
INTRODUCTION: Thanatophoric dysplasia (TD) is a sporadic, usually lethal skeletal dysplasia characterized by marked shortening of limbs, small conical thorax, platyspondyly and macrocephaly.