cineplastic amputation

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cineplastic amputation ci·ne·plas·tic amputation (sĭn'ə-plās'tĭk)
n.
Surgical removal of an extremity in which the muscles and tendons in the stump are arranged so that they can perform independent movements and communicate motion to a specially constructed prosthetic apparatus. Also called cineplastics.

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