[ aw-tuh-plas-tee ]
/ ˈɔ təˌplæs ti /

noun, plural au·to·plas·ties. Surgery.

the repair of defects with tissue from another part of the patient's body.

Origin of autoplasty

First recorded in 1850–55; auto-1 + -plasty

Related forms

au·to·plas·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for autoplasty


/ (ˈɔːtəˌplæstɪ) /


surgical repair of defects by grafting or transplanting tissue from the patient's own body

Derived Forms

autoplastic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for autoplasty


[ ôtō-plăs′tē ]


Surgical repair or reconstruction of a body part using tissue taken from another part of the body.

Related forms

au′to•plastic′to•plasti•cal•ly adv.
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