from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Molding or forming surgically; plastic surgery: dermatoplasty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Medical suffix meaning repair or restoration of a part or function.
- suffix Molding or shaping through a surgical procedure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A combining form denoting the act or process of forming, development, growth.
Greek -plastiā, from plastos, molded, from plassein, to mold; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πλαστός ("molded, formed", "plastos"). (Wiktionary)