Definitions

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  • noun surgery Plastic surgery to reduce the visible signs of aging in the face by removing wrinkles.

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  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Etymologies

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

[Greek rhutis, rhutid-, wrinkle + –ectomy.]

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From rhytid + -ectomy

Examples

  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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  • A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process.

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