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a combining form occurring in chloroplastic; protoplastic.
Origin of -plastic
See origin at plastic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -plastic


combining form
growing or forming: neoplastic
Word Origin
from Greek plastikos; see plastic
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-plastic in Medicine

-plastic suff.
Forming; growing; changing; developing: neoplastic.

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