Z-plasty

noun
Z-plas·ty | \ ˈzē-ˌplas-tē \
plural Z-plasties

Medical Definition of Z-plasty 

: a surgical procedure for the repair of constricted scar tissue in which a Z-shaped incision is made in the skin and the two resulting flaps are interposed

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