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anaplastology

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

medical Definition of anaplastology

plural anaplastologies
: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 AustinThe Denver Post5 Jan. 2003

anaplastologist

play \-ə-jest\ noun
    • Anaplastologists can create ears, noses, fingers and parts of the mouth and eyes that rival the originals.
    • —Angie Leventis LourgosThe Orlando Sentinel19 May 2009

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