noun, plural het·er·o·plas·ties. Surgery.

the repair of lesions with tissue from another individual or species.

Nearby words

  1. heterophyllous,
  2. heterophyte,
  3. heteroplasia,
  4. heteroplastic,
  5. heteroplastic graft,
  6. heteroploid,
  7. heteroploidy,
  8. heteropolar,
  9. heteropterous,
  10. heteroptics

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

the surgical transplantation of tissue obtained from another person or animal
Derived Formsheteroplastic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for heteroplastic




Relating to or manifesting heteroplasia.
Relating to tissue transplantation from one species to another.




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

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