osteoplasty

noun
os·​te·​o·​plas·​ty | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce osteoplasty (audio) \

Definition of osteoplasty

: plastic surgery on bone especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts

Other Words from osteoplasty

osteoplastic \ ˌä-​stē-​ə-​ˈpla-​stik How to pronounce osteoplasty (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of osteoplasty

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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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 17 Jan. 2021.

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osteoplasty

noun
os·​teo·​plas·​ty | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce osteoplasty (audio) \
plural osteoplasties

Medical Definition of osteoplasty

: plastic surgery on bone especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts

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