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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside. A large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest.

Usage examples (33)
  • Just wondering if the plastron is the modern reincarnation of the colonial stomacher?
  • The underneath of any tortoise's carapace is called the plastron and it's unique, like a fingerprint.
  • There are nine bones in the plastron of the tortoise.
  • The small plastron offers little protection for the legs. for more
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