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Definition of Anaplastology

Anaplastology: The art and science of restoring a malformed or absent part of the human body through artificial means. An anaplastologist makes prosthetic devices. The art and science of the design and fabrication of life like restorative prostheses such as finger, hand, nose, face. From the Greek ana, again, + plastos, formed. See also: Prosthesis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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