Meaning of alloplastic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌalə(ʊ)ˈplastɪk/


  • 1Surgery
    Of, relating to, or of the nature of alloplasty; used in alloplasty.

  • 2Psychology
    Relating to or involving alteration of the external environment to meet the needs of the individual.

    Opposed to autoplastic, involving adaptation of the individual to suit the environment.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. From allo- + plastic.