alloplastic

adjective al·lo·plas·tic

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

alloplastically

\-ə̇k(ə)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of alloplastic

all- + -plastic


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