zooplasty

[zoh-uh-plas-tee]

noun Surgery.

the transplantation of living tissue to the human body from an animal of another species.

Nearby words

  1. zoophobia,
  2. zoophorus,
  3. zoophyte,
  4. zooplankter,
  5. zooplankton,
  6. zoopraxiscope,
  7. zoosemiotics,
  8. zoosperm,
  9. zoosporangium,
  10. zoospore

Origin of zooplasty


Also called zoografting.

Related formszo·o·plas·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for zooplasty

zooplasty

noun

the surgical transplantation to man of animal tissues
Derived Formszooplastic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for zooplasty

zooplasty

[zōə-plăs′tē]

n.

Surgical transfer of tissue from an animal to a human.zoografting

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