Application of prosthetic materials for construction and/or reconstruction of a missing body part. [G. ana, again, + plastos, formed]

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an·a·plas·tol·o·gy -.plas-'täl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a branch of medical technology concerned with the preparation and fitting of prosthetic devices (as artificial eyes and surgical implants) to individual specifications and with the study of the materials from which they are fabricated
an·a·plas·tol·o·gist -ə-jest n

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  • Anaplastology — ( Gk. ana again, anew, upon plastos something made, formed, molded logy the study of ) is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of an absent, disfigured, or malformed anatomically critical location of the face or body.An …   Wikipedia

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  • Ocularist — An ocularist is someone who specializes in the fabrication and fitting of ocular prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness. The fabrication process for a custom made eye typically includes taking an impression of …   Wikipedia

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  • Maxillofacial prosthetist and technologist — is the term used in the United Kingdom for a specialist who delivers facial, ocular and other prostheses which restore form and function to the body. In the United States, this specialty is known as anaplastology. In the UK,[1] the main governing …   Wikipedia

  • anaplastic — adjective Of, or relating to, a tumor that shows little histogenetic differentiation. It implies that a tumor is high grade and likely to behave in an aggressive fashion. See Also: anaplasia, anaplasma, anaplasmataceae, anaplastology …   Wiktionary

  • Prosthetics — The art and science of developing artificial replacements for body parts. Depending on the type of prosthesis, prosthetics may be built and fitted/implanted in a hospital (as in the case of an artificial knee joint), or by an outside specialist.… …   Medical dictionary

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