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Hyperplasia
Definition:
An increase in the number of cells in a tissue. It is generally brought about through mitotic cell division of cells within a tissue.

It also refers to an enlargement of an organ or body part due to an increase in the number of cells within the organ or body part.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Hypertrophy






Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Last updated: Saturday, January 24, 2015