spare-part surgery

spare-part surgery

n
(Surgery) surgical replacement of defective or damaged organs by transplant or insertion of artificial devices
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spare-part surgery

[ˌspɛəpɑːtˈsɜːdʒərɪ] Ncirugía f de trasplantes
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Spare-part surgery for the old is crippling the NHS to a point not envisaged in 1948, while baby clinics close in North Wales.
But this is still wide-ranging, including bone, cartilage, fat and muscle, and offers immense potential for spare-part surgery without the risk of raising ethical objections.
What we are now talking about is breeding animals for spare-part surgery. We have sympathy for people who need transplants, but what we are talking about is specifically genetically engineered animal breeding for the purpose of creating organs to transplant into humans.