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neo·plas·tic cell

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  1. neoplastic cellnoun

    a cell that is part of tumor


  1. neoplastic cell

    A neoplasm () is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue. The process that occurs to form or produce a neoplasm is called neoplasia. The growth of a neoplasm is uncoordinated with that of the normal surrounding tissue, and persists in growing abnormally, even if the original trigger is removed. This abnormal growth usually forms a mass, when it may be called a tumor.ICD-10 classifies neoplasms into four main groups: benign neoplasms, in situ neoplasms, malignant neoplasms, and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior. Malignant neoplasms are also simply known as cancers and are the focus of oncology. Prior to the abnormal growth of tissue, as neoplasia, cells often undergo an abnormal pattern of growth, such as metaplasia or dysplasia. However, metaplasia or dysplasia does not always progress to neoplasia and can occur in other conditions as well. The word is from Ancient Greek νέος- neo 'new' and πλάσμα plasma 'formation, creation'.


  1. neoplastic cell

    A neoplastic cell is a cell that undergoes abnormal and uncontrolled growth, often forming a mass or a tumor, benign or malignant. This rapid, uncontrollable cell growth is typically associated with cancerous diseases. These cells are characterized by their ability to invade surrounding tissues, spread to distant parts of the body, and avoid normal cell death, causing potential harm to the organism's health.


  1. Neoplastic Cell

    Cells of, or derived from, a tumor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neoplastic cell in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neoplastic cell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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