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plastral

[plas-truh l] /ˈplæs trəl/
adjective, Zoology
1.
of or pertaining to a plastron.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; plastr(on) + -al1
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Examples for plastral
  • Variation in the plastral formulae of selected turtles with comments on taxonomic utility.
  • Hatchlings have three dorsal keels and two plastral ones.
  • plastral pumping may cause the airway to block, thus prohibiting air from entering the lungs.
  • Comparison of the plastral formulas provides distinction between the two species.

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