osteoplasty
noun Date: circa 1860 plastic surgery on bone; especially replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts • osteoplastic adjective

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  • Osteoplasty — Os te*o*plas ty, n. [Osteo + plasty.] (Med.) An operation or process by which the total or partial loss of a bone is remedied. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osteoplasty — /os tee euh plas tee/, n. Surg. plastic surgery on a bone to repair a defect or loss. [1860 65; OSTEO + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteoplasty — noun Surgery to repair, modify or graft bone or bony structures …   Wiktionary

  • osteoplasty — 1. Bone grafting; reparative or plastic surgery of bones. 2. In dentistry, resection of osseous structure to achieve acceptable gingival contour. [osteo + G. plastos, formed] * * * os·teo·plas·ty äs tē ə .plas tē …   Medical dictionary

  • osteoplasty — É‘stɪəʊplæstɪ / É’s n. reconstruction of bones; plastic bone surgery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osteoplasty — os·te·o·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • osteoplasty — os•te•o•plas•ty [[t]ˈɒs ti əˌplæs ti[/t]] n. pl. ties srg plastic surgery on a bone to repair a defect or loss • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • osteoplasty — /ˈɒstiəplæsti/ (say osteeuhplastee) noun (plural osteoplasties) the transplanting or inserting of bone, or surgical reconstruction of bone, to repair a defect or loss. {osteo + plasty} …   Australian English dictionary

  • osteoplasty — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌplastē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary oste + plasty : plastic surgery on bone; especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts …   Useful english dictionary

  • hetero-osteoplasty — het·ero os·teo·plas·ty (het″ər o osґte o plas″te) [hetero + osteoplasty] osteoplasty in which bone from an individual of one species is grafted to one of a different species …   Medical dictionary

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