-plasty


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-plasty

suff.
Molding or forming surgically; plastic surgery: dermatoplasty.

[Greek -plastiā, from plastos, molded, from plassein, to mold; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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-plasty

n combining form
(Surgery) indicating plastic surgery involving a bodily part, tissue, or a specified process: rhinoplasty; neoplasty.
[from Greek -plastia; see -plast]
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-plasty

a combining form meaning “surgical repair,” “plastic surgery”: angioplasty; rhinoplasty.
[< Greek -plastia. See -plast, -y3]
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