a combining form meaning “flat,” “broad,” used in the formation of compound words: platyhelminth.
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Origin of platy-
combining form representing Greek platýs; see flat1
Words nearby platy-
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British Dictionary definitions for platy-
indicating something flatplatyhelminth
Word Origin for platy-
from Greek platus flat
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Medical definitions for platy-
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