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alloplasty

[al-uh-plas-tee] /ˈæl əˌplæs ti/
noun, plural alloplasties. Surgery.
1.
implantation of a synthetic material to replace a diseased or damaged body tissue or organ.
Origin of alloplasty
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alloplasty in Medicine

alloplasty al·lo·plas·ty (āl'ə-plās'tē)
n.

  1. The repair of defects by allotransplantation.

  2. A surgical operation in which a synthetic material, such as stainless steel, replaces a body part or tissue.

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