autoplasty

noun
1. tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
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skin from his thigh replaced the burned skin on his arms

Syn: ↑autograft
Derivationally related forms: ↑autoplastic
Hypernyms: ↑graft, ↑transplant
2. surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body
Derivationally related forms: ↑autoplastic

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌplastē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: probably from French autoplastie, from aut- + -plastie -plasty
: the repairing of lesions with tissue from the same body — compare graft 2b

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autoplastic, adj.
/aw"teuh plas'tee/, n., pl. autoplasties. Surg.
the repair of defects with tissue from another part of the patient's body.
[1850-55; AUTO-1 + -PLASTY]

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autoplasty /öˈtō-pla-sti/ (surgery)
noun
Grafting of healthy tissue from another part of the same body
ORIGIN: Gr autos self, and plastos formed
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autoplasˈtic adjective

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autoplasty Surg.
(ˈɔːtəʊplæstɪ)
[f. Gr. αὐτόπλαστ-ος self-formed + -y3. Cf. F. autoplastie.]
Repair of wounds or diseased parts by means of tissue taken from other parts of the same body. autoplastic (ɔːtəʊˈplæstɪk), a., of or pertaining to autoplasty.
in Mayne Exp. Lex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Autoplasty — Au to*plas ty, n. [Auto + plasty.] (Surg.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autoplasty — [ôt′əplas΄tē] n. [ AUTO + PLASTY] the repairing of injuries by grafting in tissue from another part of the patient s body: see HOMOPLASTIC (sense 2), HETEROPLASTY autoplastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • autoplasty —   n. grafting tissue from patient s own body.    ♦ autoplastic, a.; Biology, pertaining to self adaptation to environment; pertaining to autoplasty …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • autoplasty — autoplastic, adj. /aw teuh plas tee/, n., pl. autoplasties. Surg. the repair of defects with tissue from another part of the patient s body. [1850 55; AUTO 1 + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • autoplasty — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • autoplasty — au·to·plas·ty ȯt ə .plas tē n, pl ties the repairing of lesions with tissue from the same body * * * au·to·plas·ty (awґto plas″te) [auto + plasty] 1. autotransplantation. 2. in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by changing oneself… …   Medical dictionary

  • autoplasty — n. correction of defects by using tissues from another part of the patient s body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autoplasty — au·to·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • autoplasty — /ˈɔtəplæsti/ (say awtuhplastee) noun (plural autoplasties) surgical repair of defects with tissue taken from another part of the patient. Also, autoplastic transplantation. {Greek autoplastos self formed + y3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • autoplastic — adjective of or relating to or involved in autoplasty • Pertains to noun: ↑autoplasty • Derivationally related forms: ↑autoplasty * * * autoplasˈtic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑autoplasty …   Useful english dictionary

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