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plastic surgery

noun
1.
the branch of surgery dealing with the repair or replacement of malformed, injured, or lost organs or tissues of the body, chiefly by the transplant of living tissues.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
plastic surgeon, noun
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Examples from the web for plastic surgery
  • Only dentistry and plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons is not covered.
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  • Yet unlike much other plastic surgery it is no vanity-inspired whim.
  • They can turn their skills to the obesity epidemic, or to the burgeoning field of plastic surgery.
  • When those boomers retire, they will want to do it in style, plastic surgery and all.
  • His suits were well-tailored, his hair marcelled, his nose shaped by plastic surgery.
British Dictionary definitions for plastic surgery

plastic surgery

noun
1.
the branch of surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic repair or re-formation of missing, injured, or malformed tissues or parts Also called anaplasty
Derived Forms
plastic surgeon, noun
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plastic surgery in Medicine

plastic surgery n.
Surgery to remodel, repair, or restore body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.

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plastic surgery in Science
plastic surgery  
The branch of surgery that deals with the remodeling, repair, or restoration of body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.
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plastic surgery in Culture

plastic surgery definition


Surgery that repairs or reconstructs a body part. Plastic surgery is used to correct physical defects and to rebuild parts of the body that have been damaged by trauma or disease. Some examples of plastic surgery are breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy and skin grafting for burn victims.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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