osteoplasty

osteoplasty

[os-tee-uh-plas-tee]
noun Surgery.
plastic surgery on a bone to repair a defect or loss.

Origin:
1860–65; osteo- + -plasty

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osteoplasty (ˈɒstɪəˌplæstɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
the branch of surgery concerned with bone repair or bone grafting

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osteoplasty os·te·o·plas·ty (ŏs'tē-ə-plās'tē)
n.

  1. Surgical repair or alteration of bone. Also called bone grafting.

  2. In dentistry, surgical resection of bony structures to form or correct the contour of the gums.

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