hypermetaplasia

hypermetaplasia

[-met′əplā′zhə]
an abnormal increase in the rate of transformation of one kind of tissue into another, as in the development of tumors.

hypermetaplasia

(hī″pĕr-mĕt″ă-plā′sē-ă) [″ + meta-, after, + plassein, to form]
Overactivity in tissue replacement or transformation from one type of tissue to another, as cartilage to bone.