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 History of this Word

"plasia" is from "plassein" (to form or mold) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-plasia" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates growth. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-plasia illustration I have a few bumps on my face due to hyperplasia.
-plasia illustration It said neoplasia which also allows for the possibility of a non-cancerous growth.