anaplasty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anaplasty surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anaplasty (Surg) The art of operation of restoring lost parts or the normal shape by the use of healthy tissue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anaplasty In surgery, the repairing of superficial lesions, or solutions of continuity, by the employment of adjacent healthy structure, as by transplanting a neighboring portion of skin. Noses, etc., are thus restored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anaplasty an′a-plas-ti the reparation of superficial lesions by the use of adjacent healthy tissue, as by transplanting a portion of skin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. again + to form: cf. F. anaplastie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; that may be formed anew, ana, again, plass-ein, to form.