osteoplasty

noun

os·​te·​o·​plas·​ty ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce osteoplasty (audio)
: plastic surgery on bone
especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts
osteoplastic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteoplasty was circa 1860

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“Osteoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteoplasty. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

osteoplasty

noun
os·​teo·​plas·​ty ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce osteoplasty (audio)
plural osteoplasties
: plastic surgery on bone
especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts
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