(Plas"tic*al) a. See Plastic. [R.]
(Plas"tic*al*ly), adv. In a plastic manner.
(Plas*tic"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. plasticité.]
1. The quality or state of being plastic.
2. (Physiol.) Plastic force. Dunglison.
(Plas"tid Plas"tide) n.
1. (Biol.) A formative particle of albuminous matter; a monad; a cytode. See the Note under Morphon.
2. (Bot.) One of the many minute granules found in the protoplasm of vegetable cells. They are divided
by their colors into three classes, chloroplastids, chromoplastids, and leucoplastids.
(||Plas`ti*do*zo"a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. creator + animal.] (Zoöl.) Same as Protoza.
(Plas"ti*dule) n. [Dim. fr. Plastid.] (Biol.) One of the small particles or organic molecules
of protoplasm. Haeckel.
(Plas"tin) n. [Gr. to form, mold.] (Biol.) A substance associated with nuclein in cell nuclei, and
by some considered as the fundamental substance of the nucleus.
(Plas*tog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. fored, molded + to write.]
1. The art of forming figures in any plastic material.
2. Imitation of handwriting; forgery.
(Plas"tron) n. [F. plastron breastplate, plastron, LL. plastra a thin plate of metal. See Plaster.]
1. A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast. Dryden.
3. (Anc. Armor) An iron breastplate, worn under the hauberk.
3. (Anat.) The ventral shield or shell of tortoises and turtles. See Testudinata.
4. A trimming for the front of a woman's dress, made of a different material, and narrowing from the
shoulders to the waist.
(-plas"ty) A combining form denoting the act or process of forming, development, growth; as,
(Plat) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Platted; p. pr. & vb. n. Platting.] [See Plait.] To form by interlaying
interweaving; to braid; to plait. "They had platted a crown of thorns." Matt. xxvii. 29.
(Plat), n. Work done by platting or braiding; a plait.
Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat.Shak.