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cranioplasty

Pronunciation: kra'ne-o-plas'te

Definition: An operation to correct congenital or acquired cranial defects, which may include osteotomies, ostectomies, and application of bone grafts or alloplastic materials.

[cranio- + G. plastos, formed]

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