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noun, plural het·er·o·plas·ties. Surgery.
  1. the repair of lesions with tissue from another individual or species.
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Origin of heteroplasty

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -plasty
Related formshet·er·o·plas·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples of heteroplastic

  • Virchow49 had always maintained the possibility of regarding tuberculosis as a heteroplastic or metastatic scrofula.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I


British Dictionary definitions for heteroplastic


noun plural -ties
  1. the surgical transplantation of tissue obtained from another person or animal
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Derived Formsheteroplastic, adjective
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heteroplastic in Medicine


  1. Relating to or manifesting heteroplasia.
  2. Relating to tissue transplantation from one species to another.
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  1. The surgical grafting of tissue obtained from one individual or species to another.
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