Hypoplasia

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hypoplasia

[‚hī·pō′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
Failure of a tissue or organ to achieve complete development.

Hypoplasia

 

or hypogenesis, underdevelopment of a tissue, organ, part of the body, or entire organism. Just as with aplasia, the basis of hypoplasia is impairment of the interuterine development of the fetus as a result of the effect of radiant energy on the mother’s organism, imbalance in nutrition, and certain infections transmitted from the mother to the fetus, such as German measles, toxoplasmosis, or poliomyelitis.