Definition of alloplastic

: molding or molded by external factors (as environment) man's evolution … is through alloplastic experiments with objects outside his own body— Weston LaBarre contrasted with autoplastic

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Other Words from alloplastic

alloplastically \ -​ə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of alloplastic

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alloplastic

all- + -plastic

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“Alloplastic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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