plastic surgery

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noun
  1. the branch of surgery dealing with the repair or replacement of malformed, injured, or lost organs or tissues of the body, chiefly by the transplant of living tissues.

Origin of plastic surgery

First recorded in 1830–40
Related formsplastic surgeon, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plastic surgery

plastic surgery

noun
  1. the branch of surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic repair or re-formation of missing, injured, or malformed tissues or partsAlso called: anaplasty
Derived Formsplastic surgeon, noun
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plastic surgery in Medicine

plastic surgery

n.
  1. Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.
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plastic surgery in Science

plastic surgery

  1. The branch of surgery that deals with the remodeling, repair, or restoration of body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.
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plastic surgery in Culture

plastic surgery

Surgery that repairs or reconstructs a body part. Plastic surgery is used to correct physical defects and to rebuild parts of the body that have been damaged by trauma or disease. Some examples of plastic surgery are breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy and skin grafting for burn victims.

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