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autoplasty

 [aw´to-plas″te]
in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by changing one's self rather than the external environment. adj., adj autoplas´tic.
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autoplasty

(ô′tō-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgical repair or reconstruction of a body part using tissue taken from another part of the body.

au′to·plas′tic adj.
au′to·plas′ti·cal·ly adv.
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au·to·plas·ty

(aw'tō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by autotransplantation.
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