\\ˌplastē, -laas-, -lais-, -ti\ noun combining form (-es)
Etymology: French -plastie, from Greek -plastia form, mold, from -plastos -plast + -ia -y




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a combining form with the meanings "molding, formation" "surgical repair, plastic surgery," used in the formation of compound words: angioplasty; galvanoplasty; heteroplasty.
[ < Gk -plastia. See -PLAST, -Y3]

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-plasty /-plas-ti/
combining form
Signifying plastic surgery involving a bodily part, tissue or a specified process, as in rhinoplasty
ORIGIN: Gr -plastia; cf ↑-plast

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combining form. molding; formation; plastic surgery, as in mammoplasty, neoplasty, osteoplasty.
[< Greek -plastia + plástēs one who molds < plastós molded < plássein to mold]

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comb. form molding, grafting, or formation of a specified part, esp. a part of the body


based on Greek plastos ‘formed, molded’. Compare with plastic surgery

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combining element, repr. Gr. -πλαστία, f. πλαστός formed, moulded, used in sense ‘moulding, formation’ in technical terms, chiefly of surgery, as dermatoplasty, hypoplasty, osteoplasty.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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