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osteoplasty

Pronunciation: os'te-o-plas'te

Definition:

  1. Bone grafting; reparative or plastic surgery of bones.
  2. In dentistry, resection of osseous structure to achieve acceptable gingival contour.

[osteo- + G. plastos, formed]

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