American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or characterized by reconstruction.
- adj. Serving to rebuild, restore, or correct the appearance and function of defective, damaged, or misshaped body structures or parts: reconstructive surgery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to reconstruct; having the power of reconstructing.
- n. In medicine, that which is adapted or serviceable for reconstructing.
- adj. which reconstructs
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Reconstructing; tending to reconstruct.
- adj. helping to restore to good condition
“The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in reconstructive surgery of hearts with complex disorders and a pioneer in developing innovative surgical techniques, such as improvements in heart-lung bypass and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.”
“The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in reconstructive heart surgery, heart catheterization, specialized anesthesia and nursing for children and young adults with heart disease.”
“For the qualified candidate with a career interest in reconstructive and cosmetic oculoplastic surgery, this program offers a blend of supervised and independent activities.”
“Tim Terry, consultant in reconstructive urology, Leicester University Hospitals NHS Trust, specialises in gender reassignment surgery.”
“And while there is no good reason to delay passage of an economic stimulus package -- which would send the economy into a ditch -- we need to make room in the package has the kind of long-term reconstructive features that will lead to jobs and other kinds of economic opportunities for all Americans well into the future.”
“Often face-first and resulting in reconstructive surgery, but I do hit them.”
“Mopis is a high-quality software synthesizer that combines traditional subtractive synthesis with new technology we call reconstructive synthesis.”
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“Even now, after endless sessions of what was called reconstructive therapy, Ryeland couldn't understand what had happened to him.”
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