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[het-er-uh-plas-tee] /ˈhɛt ər əˌplæs ti/
noun, plural heteroplasties. Surgery.
the repair of lesions with tissue from another individual or species.
Origin of heteroplasty
First recorded in 1850-55; hetero- + -plasty
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heteroplastic, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ties
the surgical transplantation of tissue obtained from another person or animal
Derived Forms
heteroplastic, adjective
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heteroplastic in Medicine

heteroplastic het·er·o·plas·tic (hět'ə-rō-plās'tĭk)

  1. Relating to or manifesting heteroplasia.

  2. Relating to tissue transplantation from one species to another.

heteroplasty het·er·o·plas·ty (hět'ər-ə-plās'tē)
The surgical grafting of tissue obtained from one individual or species to another.

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