- Any operation aimed at restoring the acetabulum to as near a normal state as possible. [acetabulum + G. plastos, formed]
* * *ac·e·tab·u·lo·plas·ty .as-ə-'tab-yə-(.)lō-.plas-tē n, pl -ties plastic surgery on the acetabulum intended to restore its normal state (as by repairing or enlarging its cavity)
* * *ac·e·tab·u·lo·plas·ty (as″ə-tabґu-lo-plas″te) [acetabulum + -plasty] plastic reconstruction of the acetabulum. acetabuloplastic adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.