aplasia

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aplasia

[ā′plāzh·ə]
(medicine)
Defective development which results in the virtual absence of a tissue or an organ; only a remnant appears.
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Biopsy studies of undescended testes at the time of orchiopexy show increased incidence of germ cell aplasia with older age at surgery (0.5%, 2%, 20%, and 45% at 6, 12, 24, and 48 months, respectively).