a combining form with the meanings “molding, formation” “surgical repair, plastic surgery,” used in the formation of compound words: angioplasty; galvanoplasty; heteroplasty.
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British Dictionary definitions for -plasty
n combining form
indicating plastic surgery involving a bodily part, tissue, or a specified processrhinoplasty; neoplasty
Word Origin for -plasty
from Greek -plastia; see -plast
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Medicine definitions for -plasty
Molding or forming surgically; plastic surgery:dermatoplasty.
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