Origin of heteroplasty

First recorded in 1850–55; hetero- + -plasty
Related formshet·er·o·plas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heteroplastic


noun plural -ties
  1. the surgical transplantation of tissue obtained from another person or animal
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.


  1. The surgical grafting of tissue obtained from one individual or species to another.
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