noun, plural rhi·no·plas·ties. Surgery.

plastic surgery of the nose.

Origin of rhinoplasty

First recorded in 1835–45; rhino- + -plasty
Related formsrhi·no·plas·tic, adjective
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plastic surgery of the nose
Derived Formsrhinoplastic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for rhinoplasty

1828, from rhino- "nose" + -plasty. Related: rhinoplastic (1823).

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rhinoplasty in Medicine


[rīnō-plăs′tē, -nə-]


Plastic surgery of the nose.
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