-plasty

-plasty

a combining form with the meanings “molding, formation” “surgical repair, plastic surgery,” used in the formation of compound words: angioplasty; galvanoplasty; heteroplasty.

Origin:
< Greek -plastia. See -plast, -y3

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-plasty
 
n combining form
indicating plastic surgery involving a bodily part, tissue, or a specified process: rhinoplasty; neoplasty
 
[from Greek -plastia; see -plast]

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-plasty
comb. form meaning "act or process of forming, plastic surgery," from Gk. -plastia, from plastos "molded, formed" (see plaster).
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-plasty suff.
Molding or forming surgically; plastic surgery: dermatoplasty.

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