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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-plasty

Reconstructive surgery.

[Greek plastos, formed, moulded.]

Examples include angioplasty (Greek angeion, vessel), surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery; rhinoplasty (Greek rhis, rhin-, nose), plastic surgery performed on the nose; blepharoplasty (Greek blepharon, eyelid), surgical repair or reconstruction of an eyelid; otoplasty (Greek ous, ōt-, ear), a surgical operation to restore or enhance the appearance of an ear or the ears.

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