Definition of -plasty

: plastic surgery osteoplasty

History and Etymology for -plasty

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 19 Sep. 2021.

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plasty

noun
plas·​ty | \ ˈplas-tē How to pronounce plasty (audio) \
plural plasties

Medical Definition of plasty

: 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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