ceroplastic

[ seer-uh-plas-tik ]
/ ˌsɪər əˈplæs tɪk /

adjective

pertaining to modeling in wax.
modeled in wax.

Nearby words

  1. cerographic,
  2. cerography,
  3. ceroid lipofuscinosis,
  4. ceromancy,
  5. ceropegia,
  6. ceroplastics,
  7. cerotic,
  8. cerotic acid,
  9. cerotype,
  10. cerous

Origin of ceroplastic

From the Greek word kēroplastikós, dating back to 1795–1805. See cero-, plastic

Related formsce·ro·plas·tics, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ceroplastics

ceroplastics

/ (ˌsɪərəʊˈplæstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the art of wax modelling

ceroplastic

/ (ˌsɪərəʊˈplæstɪk) /

adjective

relating to wax modelling
modelled in wax
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