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in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by changing one's self rather than the external environment. adj., adj autoplas´tic.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by changing one's self rather than the external environment.autoplas´tic
Surgical repair or reconstruction of a body part using tissue taken from another part of the body.
Etymology: Gk, autos + plassein, to mold
a plastic surgery procedure in which autografts, or parts of the patient's own tissues, are used to replace or repair body areas damaged by disease or injury.
Repair of defects by autotransplantation.
replacement or reconstruction of diseased or injured parts with tissues taken from another region of the patient's own body.