Histological or cytological abnormal changes in epithelial cells. See also dysplasia.
a condition of being abnormal or not typical.
Cells that look different from normal cells. A diagnosis does NOT mean you have cancer. But it may mean you are at increased risk of developing cancer.
An abnormality of a cell.
slight changes in cells of the cervix.
Atypia is a clinical term for abnormality in a cell. The term is medical jargon for an atypical cell. It may or may not be a precancerous indication associated with later malignancy, but the level of appropriate concern is highly dependent on the context with which it is diagnosed.