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noun an·a·plas·tol·o·gy \-ˌplas-ˈtäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of anaplastology



  1. :  a branch of medical technology that is concerned with the design, preparation, and fitting of usually non-weight bearing, highly realistic prosthetic devices (such as an artificial eye or finger) to individual specifications and with the study of the materials from which they are fabricated Anaplastology is a craft that blends the art of sculpture with the science of high-tech materials and human anatomy.—Marsha Austin, The Denver Post, 5 Jan. 2003


\-ə-jest\play noun Anaplastologists can create ears, noses, fingers and parts of the mouth and eyes that rival the originals.—Angie Leventis Lourgos, The Orlando Sentinel, 19 May 2009

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