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-plasty

Syllabification: -plasty

Definition of -plasty in English:

combiningForm

Molding, grafting, or formation of a specified part, especially a part of the body: rhinoplasty

Origin

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

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