autoplasticity

noun au·to·plasticity
variants: or

autoplasty

Definition of autoplasticity

plural

-es

  1. :  the capacity or tendency for intrapsychic molding of the mechanism for dealing with the external world —contrasted with alloplasticity

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Origin and Etymology of autoplasticity

aut- + plasticity or -plasty


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