osteoplasty definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. os·te·o·plas·ties
Surgical repair or alteration of bone.
osteoplasty - Medical Definition
- Surgical repair or alteration of bone. Also called bone grafting.
- In dentistry, surgical resection of bony structures to form or correct the contour of the gums.
Variant of osteoplastic
- Anat. of or pertaining to bone formation
- Surgery of or based on the replacement of bone by restorative operations
Origin: osteo- plush -plastic
- osteoplasty noun