autoplasty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n autoplasty surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body
    • n autoplasty tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person "skin from his thigh replaced the burned skin on his arms"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Autoplasty (Surg) The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autoplasty In surgery, an operation by which lesions accompanied with loss of substance are repaired by means of healthy portions of tissue taken from another part of the patient, and made to supply the deficiency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Autoplasty aw′to-plas-ti a mode of surgical treatment which consists in replacing a diseased part by means of healthy tissue from another part of the same body.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + -plasty,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. auto-plastos, self-formed.