Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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