cineplasty

noun
cin·​e·​plas·​ty | \ ˈsin-ə-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce cineplasty (audio) \
variants: also kineplasty \ ˈkin-​ə-​ How to pronounce kineplasty (audio) , ˈkī-​nə-​ How to pronounce kineplasty (audio) \
plural cineplasties

Medical Definition of cineplasty

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

Other Words from cineplasty

cineplastic \ ˌsin-​ə-​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce cineplastic (audio) \ also kineplastic \ ˌkin-​ə-​ How to pronounce kineplastic (audio) , ˌkī-​nə-​ How to pronounce kineplastic (audio) \ adjective

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“Cineplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cineplasty. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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