<oncology, pathology> Literally new growth, usually refers to abnormal new growth and thus means the same as tumour, which may be benign or malignant.

Unlike hyperplasia, neoplastic proliferation persists even in the absence of the original stimulus.

Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form

(11 Mar 2008)

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