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osteoplasty

[os-tee-uh-plas-tee] /ˈɒs ti əˌplæs ti/
noun, Surgery
1.
plastic surgery on a bone to repair a defect or loss.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; osteo- + -plasty
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British Dictionary definitions for osteoplasty

osteoplasty

/ˈɒstɪəˌplæstɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the branch of surgery concerned with bone repair or bone grafting
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osteoplasty in Medicine

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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