Plessy versus Ferguson [(ples-ee, fur-guh-suhn)]
A case decided by the Supreme Court in the 1890s. The Court held that a state could require racial segregation in public facilities if the facilities offered the two races were equal. The Court’s requirement became known as the “separate but equal” doctrine. It was overturned by the Court in 1954 in Brown versus Board of Education.
[pleth-er-uh] /ˈplɛθ ər ə/ noun 1. overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance. 2. Pathology Archaic. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood. /ˈplɛθərə/ noun 1. superfluity or excess; overabundance 2. (pathol, obsolete) a condition caused by dilation of […]
[ple-thawr-ik, -thor-, pleth-uh-rik] /plɛˈθɔr ɪk, -ˈθɒr-, ˈplɛθ ə rɪk/ adjective 1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech. 2. of, relating to, or characterized by .
[pluh-thiz-muh-gram] /pləˈθɪz məˌgræm/ noun 1. the recording of a . plethysmogram ple·thys·mo·gram (plě-thĭz’mə-grām’, plə-) n. A record or tracing produced by a plethysmograph.
[pluh-thiz-muh-graf, -grahf] /pləˈθɪz məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. a device for measuring and recording changes in the volume of the body or of a body part or organ. /pləˈθɪzməˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf; -ˈθɪs-/ noun 1. a device for measuring the fluctuations in volume of a bodily organ or part, such as those caused by variations in the amount […]