follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

-plast

1.
a combining form meaning “living substance,” “organelle,” “cell,” used in the formation of compound words:
chloroplast; chromoplast; protoplast.
Origin
combining form representing Greek plastós formed, molded, equivalent to plath-, base of plássein to form, mold + -tos verbal adjective suffix, with tht > st. See plastic
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for plast

-plast

combining form
1.
indicating an organized living cell or particle of living matter protoplast
Word Origin
from Greek plastos formed, from plassein to form
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for plast
-plast
comb. form denoting "something made," from Gk. plastos "formed, molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Word Value for plast

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends