[klas-tik] /ˈklæs tɪk/
Biology. breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts.
pertaining to an anatomical model made up of detachable pieces.
Geology. noting or pertaining to rock or rocks composed of fragments or particles of older rocks or previously existing solid matter; fragmental.
(of sedimentary rock, etc) composed of fragments of pre-existing rock that have been transported some distance from their points of origin
(biology) dividing into parts: a clastic cell
able to be dismantled for study or observation: a clastic model of the brain
“consisting of broken pieces,” 1875, in geology, from Latinized form of Greek klastos “broken in pieces,” from klan, klaein “to break,” from PIE *kla-, variant of root *kel- “to strike.”
clastic clas·tic (klās’tĭk)
[kler-i-kuh l] /ˈklɛr ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, appropriate for, or assigned to an office or : a clerical job. 2. doing the work of a or : a clerical assistant; a clerical staff. 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the or a member of the : clerical garb. 4. advocating the […]
[klahy-uh nt] /ˈklaɪ ənt/ noun 1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc. 2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc. 3. a customer. 4. anyone under the patronage of another; a […]
[non-kling] /nɒnˈklɪŋ/ adjective, (of fabric or the like) 1. having little or no tendency to stick to an object, surface, etc., as by static electricity.
[klin-i-kuh l] /ˈklɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory. 3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical […]