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skin grafting

noun, Surgery.
the transplanting of healthy skin from the patient's or another's body to a wound or burn, to form new skin.
Also called dermatoplasty, dermoplasty.
Origin of skin grafting
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On this fact the practice of skin grafting is based (p. 11).

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Wanted, four square inches of cuticle for skin grafting in W. How's that?

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • At first they talked of skin grafting and the powder that had not done what was expected of it.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Bone and skin grafting is merely a peculiar form of assimilation.

  • Is there a crush already in the waiting rooms of the old doctor that does skin grafting?

  • If the raw surface left is likely to result in cicatricial contraction, skin grafting should be employed.

  • The process of readjustment in life is sometimes as painful as skin grafting.

    The House of the Misty Star Fannie Caldwell Macaulay

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