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2 definitions found
 for Autoplasty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  autoplasty
      n 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, autoplasty]
      2: surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the
         patient's own body

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