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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the repairing of superficial lesions, or solutions of continuity, by the employment of adjacent healthy structure, as by transplanting a neighboring portion of skin. Noses, etc., are thus restored.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) The art of operation of restoring lost parts or the normal shape by the use of healthy tissue.

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  • noun surgery The operation of restoring lost parts or the normal shape by the use of healthy tissue.

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  • noun surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

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Ancient Greek

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