mammoplasty etymology

English word mammoplasty comes from English mammo-, English -plasty

Detailed word origin of mammoplasty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mammo- English (eng) (biology, medicine) relating to the mammary organs (mammary glands, breasts, udders, and dugs).
-plasty English (eng) (medicine) Repair or restoration of a part or function.. Molding or shaping through a surgical procedure.
mammoplasty English (eng) (surgery) Plastic surgery of a breast to alter its shape or size.

Words with the same origin as mammoplasty

Descendants of mammo-
mammogenesis mammogram mammograph mammopoiesis mammose mammosity mammotomy mammotroph
Descendants of -plasty
alloplasty angioplasty arterioplasty arthroplasty blepharoplasty chondrolaryngoplasty cranioplasty dermatoplasty facioplasty galvanoplasty gastroplasty homoplasty mastoplasty neuroplasty otoplasty quadricepsplasty rhinoplasty septorhinoplasty thoracoplasty ureterocystoplasty urethroplasty uteroplasty vertebroplasty vulvoplasty