Definition of Plastron

1. Noun. The ornamental front of a woman's bodice or shirt.

Group relationships: Bodice
Generic synonyms: Shirtfront



2. Noun. The front of man's dress shirt.
Group relationships: Dress Shirt, Evening Shirt
Generic synonyms: Shirtfront

3. Noun. A metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail.
Generic synonyms: Aegis, Breastplate, Egis

4. Noun. A large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest.
Generic synonyms: Pad

5. Noun. (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside.
Group relationships: Turtle
Generic synonyms: Exoskeleton
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology

Definition of Plastron

1. n. A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast.

Definition of Plastron

1. Noun. The nearly flat part of the shell structure of a tortoise or other animal, similar in composition to the carapace. ¹

2. Noun. (fencing) A half-jacket worn under the jacket for padding or for safety. ¹

3. Noun. An ornamental front panel on a woman's bodice. ¹

4. Noun. A film of air trapped by specialized hairs against the body of an aquatic insect, and which acts as an external gill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plastron

1. a part of the shell of a turtle [n -S] : PLASTRAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Plastron

1. 1. A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast. 3. An iron breastplate, worn under the hauberk. 3. The ventral shield or shell of tortoises and turtles. See Testudinata. 4. A trimming for the front of a woman's dress, made of a different material, and narrowing from the shoulders to the waist. Origin: F. Plastron breastplate, plastron, LL. Plastra a thin plate of metal. See Plaster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plastron

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plastochromenol-8
plastocyanin
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plastogamy
plastoglobule
plastoglobuli
plastography
plastome
plastoquinol-plastocyanin oxidoreductase
plastoquinone
plastoquinone-9
plastoquinones
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plastre
plastron (current term)
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plat du jour
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Literary usage of Plastron

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"The third transverse line passes straight across the plastron between the posterior ends of the bony lateral walls, uniting the carapace and plastron. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"All portions of the plastron (Fig. 10) are present. ... plastron of type. mm. broad in front, pointed behind, and about 100 mm. long. ..."

3. Memoirs of the University of California by University of California, Berkeley (1908)
"Elements of the abdominal rib plastron are known with nearly all of the Triassic forms, but are in most cases scattered or disturbed ..."

4. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"SIZE. ;i«, CARAPACE; 383, plastron. No. ... its shell is more depressed and the hind lobe of the plastron relatively broader; the posterior outline of the ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"1. Le Figuier Bleu, Buff. Above blue-gray, beneath white; bill blackish ; quills and tail black, white-edged. Isle of France. Le plastron Noir, Vail. ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"The third transverse line passes straight across the plastron between the posterior ends of the bony lateral walls, uniting the carapace and plastron. ..."

7. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"All portions of the plastron (Fig. 10) are present. ... plastron of type. mm. broad in front, pointed behind, and about 100 mm. long. ..."

8. Memoirs of the University of California by University of California, Berkeley (1908)
"Elements of the abdominal rib plastron are known with nearly all of the Triassic forms, but are in most cases scattered or disturbed ..."

9. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"SIZE. ;i«, CARAPACE; 383, plastron. No. ... its shell is more depressed and the hind lobe of the plastron relatively broader; the posterior outline of the ..."

10. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"1. Le Figuier Bleu, Buff. Above blue-gray, beneath white; bill blackish ; quills and tail black, white-edged. Isle of France. Le plastron Noir, Vail. ..."

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