-plasty


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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Origin of -plasty

< Greek -plastia. See -plast, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for -plasty

-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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Medical definitions for -plasty

-plasty

suff.

Molding or forming surgically; plastic surgery:dermatoplasty.
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