rhytidectomy

[rit-i-dek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural rhytidectomies.

Origin:
1930–35; < Greek rhytid-, stem of rhytís wrinkle + -ectomy

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rhytidectomy rhyt·i·dec·tomy (rĭt'ĭ-děk'tə-mē)
n.
See face-lift.

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Rhytidectomy, or plastic surgery to eliminate wrinkles from the facial skin by excising loose or redundant tissue.
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