One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Surgery involving the grafting or transplantation of tissue from one part of an individual's body to another part; an instance of this.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences. From auto- + -plasty, after French autoplastie. Compare German Autoplastie. Compare slightly earlier autoplastic.
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