: plastic surgery

Word History


French -plastie, from Late Greek -plastia molding, from Greek -plastēs molder, from plassein

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“-plasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-plasty. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


plas·​ty ˈplas-tē How to pronounce plasty (audio)
plural plasties
: a surgical procedure for the repair, restoration, or replacement (as by a prosthesis) of a part of the body
quadriceps plasty
total knee plasty
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