alloplasty

[al-uh-plas-tee]

noun, plural al·lo·plas·ties. Surgery.

implantation of a synthetic material to replace a diseased or damaged body tissue or organ.

Nearby words

  1. allophone,
  2. allophonic,
  3. allophylian,
  4. alloplasm,
  5. alloplast,
  6. alloploidy,
  7. allopolyploid,
  8. allopsychic,
  9. allopurinol,
  10. allorhythmia

Origin of alloplasty


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Medicine definitions for alloplasty

alloplasty

[ălə-plăs′tē]

n.

The repair of defects by allotransplantation.
A surgical operation in which a synthetic material, such as stainless steel, replaces a body part or tissue.

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