autoplasty


autoplasty
au·to·plas·ty 'ȯt-ə-.plas-tē n, pl -ties the repairing of lesions with tissue from the same body

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au·to·plas·ty (awґto-plas″te) [auto- + -plasty] 1. autotransplantation. 2. in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by changing oneself (autoplastic change) rather than changing the external environment. Cf. alloplasty.

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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 — noun 1. tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person skin from his thigh replaced the burned skin on his arms • Syn: ↑autograft • Derivationally related forms: ↑autoplastic • Hypernyms: ↑graft, ↑ …   Useful english 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 — 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