noun, plural pla·tys·mas, pla·tys·ma·ta [pluh-tiz-muh-tuh] /pləˈtɪz mə tə/, Anatomy.
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On cutting through the skin and platysma some small veins may be met with: they should be clamped with forceps and divided.
He then voluntarily shuddered, as he had done on former occasions, but the platysma was not then affected.The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals|Charles Darwin
If so, perhaps the platysma could be observed in such cases.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)|Charles Darwin
The Professor tells me there is a muscular slip, a dependence of the platysma myoides, which is called the risorius Santorini.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
In all cases the contraction of the platysma causes the wound to gape widely, and its edges tend to be turned in.