Metaplasia vs. Hyperplasia: What's the Difference?
Metaplasia and Hyperplasia Definitions
Normal transformation of tissue from one type to another, as in the ossification of cartilage to form bone.
An abnormal increase in the number of cells in a tissue or organ, with consequent enlargement of the part or organ.
Transformation of cells from a normal to an abnormal state.
(medicine) An increase in the size of a tissue or organ due to increased number of cells.
(biology) The conversion of one type of tissue into another.
An increase in, or excessive growth of, the normal elements of any part.
Abnormal increase in number of cells