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-plasty

 
word element [Gr.], formation or plastic repair of.
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-plasty

Molding or shaping of a defect to restore form and function to a body part.
[G. plastos, formed, shaped]
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-plasty

Suffix meaning molding, shaping or the result thereof, as of a surgical procedure.
[G. plastos, formed, shaped]
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