Definition of rhytidectomy in English:

rhytidectomy

(also rhydectomy)

noun

  • Plastic surgery for the removal of lines or wrinkles from the skin, especially of the face; an instance of this, a facelift.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Richard John Ernst Scott (1863–1932). From ancient Greek ῥυτιδ-, ῥυτίς wrinkle + -ectomy.

Pronunciation

rhytidectomy

/ˌrɪtɪˈdɛktəmi/