Definition of phalloplasty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfalə(ʊ)ˌplasti/


[mass noun] Medicine
Plastic surgery performed to construct, repair, or enlarge the penis.
Example sentences
  • In response, she reverted back to the male sex at once, taking masculinizing hormone shots and undergoing mastectomy and phalloplasty.
  • Genital surgery for the female-to-male patient may include hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, placement of testicular prostheses, and phalloplasty.
  • Phalloplasty and penile implants are outstanding pioneering procedures introduced in 1936 by the Russian surgeon Nikolaj A. Bogoraz.


Late 19th century: from Greek phallos 'phallus' + -plasty.

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