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Healthwise answeredDysplasia is the term used for cells that have changed and grown or developed abnormally. Typically it means that the cells are at increased risk for developing into cancer.
John A. Chabot, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of Columbia University Department of Surgery
Dysplasia is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality in maturation of cells within a tissue. This generally consists of an expansion of immature cells, with a corresponding decrease in the number and location of mature cells.