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What is Anaplasia?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 12, 2017

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 A condition where cells lose their morphological characteristics due to poor cell differentiation is called anaplasia. The cells lose their morphological characteristics and orientation due to anaplasia. 

Changes caused by Anaplasia 

  • Cells turn malignant 
  • Loss of structural differentiation 
  • Loss of functional differentiation 


  • Large and darkly stained nuclei
  • 1:1 nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio as against the normal 1:4 and 1:6
  • Cells larger than normal and contain either one large nucleus or many nuclei 
  • Coarse and clumped chromatin 
  • Nuclei are variable and weirdly shaped 
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