Definition of alloplasty in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalə(ʊ)ˌplasti/


  • 1Surgery
    Surgical repair or replacement of tissue and organs with inorganic or synthetic materials, or (especially in early use) with animal tissue; an instance of this.

  • 2Psychology
    Alteration of the external environment to meet the needs of the individual; alloplastic adaptation.

    Opposed to autoplasty, adaptation of the individual to suit the environment.


Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From allo- + -plasty.