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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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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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