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plastic

1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. See plastic nature working to his end. (pope)

2. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.

3. Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts. Medallions . . . Fraught with the plastic beauty and grace of the palmy days of Italian art. (J. S.

(Science: medicine) Harford) Plastic clay See force. Plastic operation, an operation in plastic surgery. Plastic surgery, that branch of surgery which is concerned with the repair or restoration of lost, injured, or deformed parts of the body.

Origin: L. Plasticus, Gr, fr. To form, mold: cf. F. Plastique.


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Re: Can anyone help me identify this?

Looks like a plastic tool. Really like a man-made thing. Can you pull it up? I'm really curious about what's under the bottom :lol:

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by AmyCollins
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:41 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this?
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... the bites in my nose, on my scalp, all over my legs and arms, in my torslo etc. When I went home, I dumped everything I was wearing into a large plastic bag and threw it straight in the garbage (700 euro worth fur jacket, 300 euro worth boots :() I tried a salt and vinegar bath, and then coated ...

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by sammygirl
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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... it 3) It would be stupid to do it by yourself, but if you are not satisfied by your first surgery, go see a doctor to see what could be done (plastic surgeon?) Yes it is quite clearly and well defined on wikipedia also.

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:11 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
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Re: 6 fingers

... with just a rudimentary tag of a sixth digit, for instance, can be very simply treated by tying it off with one suture. However, according to Plastic Surgeon Dallas hexadactyly can also be one of a number of congenital malformations affecting the baby. These cases are more complicated and ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
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Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

Thanks for the reply! I'm actually in the middle of exams right now and couldn't really focus on the ants. I found out the hard way that the little plastic ant farm doesn't actually keep them in; they squeeze through the tiniest gaps, so I have it standing in a tray with a thin layer of water. I ...

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by Waylah
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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