meloplasty


meloplasty
Old term for plastic surgery of the cheek; also for "facelift". [melo- + G. plastos, formed]

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mel·o·plas·ty 'mel-ə-.plast-ē n, pl -ties the restoration of a cheek by plastic surgery

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melo·plas·ty (melґo-plas″te) [melo-2 + -plasty] plastic surgery of the cheek. meloplastic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Meloplasty — Mel o*plas ty (m[e^]l [ o]*pl[a^]s t[y^]), n. [Gr. mh^lon an apple, a cheek + plasty: cf. F. m[ e]loplastie.] (Surg.) The process of restoring a cheek which has been destroyed wholly or in part. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meloplasty — mel·o·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • meloplasty — ˈmeləˌplastē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mel (III) + plasty : the restoration of a cheek by plastic surgery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meloplastic — Mel o*plas tic, a. Of or pertaining to meloplasty, or the artificial formation of a new cheek. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melonoplasty — me·lono·plas·ty (mə lonґo plas″te) meloplasty …   Medical dictionary

  • mel- — I. see mela II. combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek melos more at melody : limb …   Useful english dictionary


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