meaning of -plasty

-plasty meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming factor meaning "act or procedure of creating," additionally "plastic surgery" applied to a certain part, from Greek -plastia, from plastos "molded, formed," verbal adjective from plassein "to mold" (see plasma).

-plasty meaning in General Dictionary

A combining type denoting the act or process of forming,u000du000a development, growth; as, autoplasty, perineoplasty.