noun, plural pla·tys·mas, pla·tys·ma·ta [pluh-tiz-muh-tuh], /pləˈtɪz mə tə/, Anatomy.
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The platysma myoides, which is well developed on the neck, belongs to this system, but cannot be voluntarily brought into action.
On cutting through the skin and platysma some small veins may be met with: they should be clamped with forceps and divided.
I find, to my surprise, whenever I act thus my platysma contracts.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)|Charles Darwin
It must include skin, fascia, and platysma, and the flap must be thrown upwards.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
In only four of the cases was the platysma visibly contracted; and it did not begin to contract until the patients began to cry.The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals|Charles Darwin