[ me-toi-dee-oh-plas-tee ]

noun,plural me·toid·i·o·plas·ties.
  1. a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a transgender person's clitoris, after having been enlarged by hormone replacement therapy, is cut free of the surrounding ligaments and formed into a small penis using tissue from the vulva.

Origin of metoidioplasty

First recorded in 1990–95; met(a)- + irregular derivative of Greek aidoîon “genitals” + -i- + -o- + -plasty

Words Nearby metoidioplasty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023