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 History of this Word

"plast" is from "plassein" (form or mold) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-plast" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates living cell or particle. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-plast illustration The only boundary is the double membrane of the chloroplast envelope.
-plast illustration The next approach is angioplasty, in which a catheter is used to balloon open the arrowed part of the artery.