thoracoplasty etymology

English word thoracoplasty comes from English -plasty, English thoraco- ((anatomy) thorax.)

Detailed word origin of thoracoplasty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-plasty English (eng) (medicine) Repair or restoration of a part or function.. Molding or shaping through a surgical procedure.
thoraco- English (eng) (anatomy) thorax.
thoracoplasty English (eng) (surgery) Surgery of the chest, usually involving removal of ribs.

Words with the same origin as thoracoplasty

Descendants of -plasty
alloplasty angioplasty arterioplasty arthroplasty blepharoplasty chondrolaryngoplasty cranioplasty dermatoplasty facioplasty galvanoplasty gastroplasty homoplasty mammoplasty mastoplasty neuroplasty otoplasty quadricepsplasty rhinoplasty septorhinoplasty ureterocystoplasty urethroplasty uteroplasty vertebroplasty vulvoplasty
Descendants of thoraco-
cephalothoracopagus rethoracotomy thoracalgia thoracoabdominal thoracoacromial thoracodorsal thoracolumbar thoracolumbosacral thoracometer thoracopagus thoracopathy thoracopod thoracoscope thoracostomy thoracotomy