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n. a form of abnormal growth that is independent of the body’s normal homeostatic growth-regulating mechanisms, continues after the initiating stimulus has been removed, and is purposeless. Neoplasia is always pathological. See cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), MENS (multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes), prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). Compare hyperplasia. —neoplasticadj.

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