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[ree-kuh n-struhk-tiv] /ˌri kənˈstrʌk tɪv/
tending to reconstruct.
Origin of reconstructive
1860-65; re- + constructive
Related forms
reconstructively, adverb
reconstructiveness, noun Unabridged
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  • Thousands of patients endure the creepy bloodsuckers each year after plastic or reconstructive surgery.
  • The condition causes scarring and sometimes requires reconstructive surgery.
  • In fact, such so-called medicinal leeches are standard tools for preventing blood clotting after reconstructive surgery.
  • Discusses the history of reconstructive surgery and organ transplants.
  • During the past decade, leeching has become part of the routine training for reconstructive plastic surgeons.
  • But finally, the plastic surgery drama has had some major reconstructive work done.
  • Forget the fact that only the civilians suffered injuries, including enough damage for reconstructive facial surgery.

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