alloplasticity

noun
al·​lo·​plas·​tic·​i·​ty
variants: or alloplasty \ ¦⸗⸗ˌplastē \
plural -es

Definition of alloplasticity

: the capacity for being molded or modified by the external world contrasted with autoplasticity

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First Known Use of alloplasticity

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alloplasticity

all- + plasticity or -plasty

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“Alloplasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alloplasticity. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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