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cineplasty

noun cin·e·plas·ty \ ˈsin-ə-ˌplas-tē \
variants: also kineplasty play \ˈkin-ə-, ˈkī-nə-\

medical Definition of cineplasty

plural cineplasties
1 : surgical fitting of a lever to a muscle in an amputation stump to facilitate the operation of an artificial hand
2 : surgical isolation of a loop of muscle of chest or arm, covering it with skin, and attaching to it a prosthetic device to be operated by contraction of the muscle in the loop

cineplastic

play \ˌsin-ə-ˈplas-tik\ also kineplastic play \ˌkin-ə-, ˌkī-nə-\ adjective

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