autoplasty

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auto- +‎ -plasty

NounEdit

autoplasty (countable and uncountable, plural autoplasties)

  1. (medicine, surgery, dated) The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds. In present-day contexts likelier to be called autotransplantation or autografting.

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