Plagio-



1.
a combining form meaning “oblique,” used in the formation of compound words:
plagioclase.
combining form
1.
slanting, inclining, or oblique: plagiotropism

before vowels plagi-, word-forming element meaning “slanting, oblique,” from comb. form of Greek plagios “oblique, slanting,” from plagos “side,” from PIE *plag- “flat, spread,” from *plak- (1) “to be flat” (see placenta).

plagio- pref.
Slanting; inclining: plagiocephaly.

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    [pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈsɛf ə li/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear. plagiocephaly pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly (plā’jē-ō-sěf’ə-lē) n. An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on […]



  • Plagioclase

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