Rhinoplasty Rhi"no*plas`ty, n. [Rhino- + -plasty: cf. F. rhinoplastie.] Plastic surgery of the nose to correct deformity or to replace lost tissue. Tissue may be transplanted from the patient's cheek, forehead, arm, etc., or even from another person. [1913 Webster]

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  • rhinoplasty — (n.) 1828, earlier rhinoplastic (1823), from comb. form of Gk. rhinos nose + plastia, from plastos molded, formed (see PLASTIC (Cf. plastic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — ► NOUN (pl. rhinoplasties) Medicine ▪ plastic surgery performed on the nose …   English terms dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — [rī΄nō plas′tē] n. [ RHINO + PLASTY] plastic surgery of the nose rhinoplastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Rhinoplasty — For the album by Primus, see Rhinoplasty (album). Rhinoplasty Intervention Rhinoplasty: The lower lateral cartilage (greater alar cartilage) exposed for plastic modification via the left nostril …   Wikipedia

  • Rhinoplasty — Plastic surgery on the nose, known familiarly as a nose job. Rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure, usually performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added …   Medical dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — noun (plural ties) Date: 1842 plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — rhinoplastic, adj. /ruy neuh plas tee/, n., pl. rhinoplasties. Surg. plastic surgery of the nose. [1835 45; RHINO + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhinoplasty — noun A type of plastic surgery that is used to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a persons nose. Syn: nose job …   Wiktionary

  • rhinoplasty — rhi|no|plas|ty [ˈraınəuˌplæsti US nou ] n [U] medical [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: rhis nose + English plasty plastic surgery (from French plastie, from Greek plastes shaper , from plassein; PLASTIC2)] ↑plastic surgery on your nose →↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rhinoplasty — raɪnəʊplæstɪ n. plastic surgery of the nose …   English contemporary dictionary

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