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al·lo·plas·ty (alґo-plas″te) [allo- + -plasty] in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by alteration of the external environment (alloplastic change). Cf. autoplasty (def. 2).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • αλλοπλαστική — η η χρησιμοποίηση νεκρού υλικού (μέταλλο, συνθετική ουσία) σε πλαστικές εγχειρήσεις. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Ελληνογενές < αλλο * + πλαστική, θηλ. τού πλαστικός, πρβλ. αγγλ. alloplasty] …   Dictionary of Greek

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