osteoplasty

noun os·te·o·plas·ty \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpla-stē \

Definition of osteoplasty

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

osteoplastic

play \ˌä-stē-ə-ˈpla-stik\ adjective

First Known Use of osteoplasty

circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

osteoplasty

noun os·teo·plas·ty \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌplas-tē \

medical Definition of osteoplasty

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

Learn More about osteoplasty


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up osteoplasty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!