Note the ligaments which attach the plastron to the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
The reptile, aware of danger, had retired between its carapace and plastron.
Emargination of the plastron has occurred at the places where the limbs rub against it during locomotion.
The use of a species of corslet, (plastron,) to prevent future pressure on the abdomen.
It is characterized by the shape of the front lobe of the plastron, which is bent upwards and extends beyond the carapace.
I had myself a great silver bowl, with two goblets, and a plastron of Spanish steel.
In the Leathery Turtle (Dermochelys) the carapace and plastron differ completely from those of any other living form.
Both of these impressions are made apparently by the plastron of the turtle.
The plastron is hinged at one side, furnished with a latch, and opens like a door.
The plastron is attached to the carapace by ligamentous tissue.
c.1500, from Middle French plastron "breastplate," from Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra "breastplate, thin metal plate" (see piaster). As an animal part, from 1813; as an article of dress, 1876.