Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical repair or reconstruction of a body part using tissue taken from another part of the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, an operation by which lesions accompanied with loss of substance are repaired by means of healthy portions of tissue taken from another part of the patient, and made to supply the deficiency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body
  • n. tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person

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Examples

  • n. - grafting tissue from patient's own body. autoplastic, a.; Biology, pertaining to self-adaptation to environment; pertaining to autoplasty.

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