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Anaplaziya (anaplasia; Greek anaplasis – transformation; Greek ana-(prefix) – returnable action, action strengthening, the movement up + plasis – formation; synonym: a cataplasia) – permanent dedifferentiation of cells of a malignant tumor with change of their biological properties and structures.


  • Anaplaziya biological (anaplasia biologica) – an anaplaziya which is shown by loss by cells of all functions, except for reproduction function;
  • Anaplaziya biochemical (anaplasia biochemica) – an anaplaziya which is shown by loss by cells of a part of the fermental systems characteristic of stem cells;
  • Anaplaziya morphological (anaplasia morphologica) – an anaplaziya which is shown by change of intracellular structures, and also the sizes and forms of cells.
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