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(Science: embryology) a lack of development of an organ or tissue or of the cellular products from an organ or tissue.

Compare: hypoplasia.

Origin: gr. Plassein = to form failure of some tissue or organ to develop.A result where an organ fails to develop completely or not at all.

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... deformities. Types of birth defects caused by include: Missing limbs Phocomelia – Absence of majority of arm, with hand extending from shoulder Aplasia – Absence of thumb and bone in lower arm Lower extremity limb malformation Ear and vision malformation Heart birth defects Kidney malformation ...

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by TonyF
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
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