a combining form meaning “flat,” “broad,” used in the formation of compound words: platyhelminth.
Also plat-.

Origin of platy-

combining form representing Greek platýs; see flat1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for platy-


combining form

indicating something flatplatyhelminth

Word Origin for platy-

from Greek platus flat
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Medicine definitions for platy-



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