eu|plas|tic


eu|plas|tic
eu|plas|tic «yoo PLAS tihk», adjective, noun.
–adj.
that can easily be transformed into permanent organized tissue, as the cells that differentiate into organs of the body embryologically.
–n.
euplastic matter.
[< Greek eúplastos easy to mold (< eu- good + plastós molded < plássein to mold, shape) + English -ic]

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