One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The quality of being easily shaped or molded.
malleability, softness, pliancy, pliability, flexibility, suppleness, ductilityView synonyms
- ‘This phenomenon may reflect plasticity of the central nervous system, which is well recognized during early development.’
- ‘Guard cell plasticity or, more exactly, plasticity in transpiration is clearly physiological plasticity.’
- ‘A certain degree of plasticity in physiological traits is ubiquitous among plants.’
- ‘We will now summarize some of the work which suggests that, indeed, the spinal cord has some remarkable degree of plasticity.’
- ‘Morphological plasticity is common in clonal plants, particularly in spacers, those parts of clonal plants that interconnect ramets.’
- ‘This arrangement could enable increased plasticity in the evolution of transpositional variation in the vertebrate body plan.’
- ‘Such a description should include reference to the particle size distribution of the soil, plasticity, colour, texture, and mineral composition.’
- ‘We hope these papers will fuel continued interest in the puzzling patterns of thermal plasticity and guide future efforts to reveal their causes.’
- ‘The degree of F-actin plasticity has remained one of the main unknowns of cell migration mechanics.’
- ‘So for us this has demonstrated to us a degree of plasticity that we have never known before the brain capable of.’
- ‘However, predictions of optimal plasticity assume no cost to plasticity and sufficient genetic variance.’
- ‘Whether this is due to decreased plasticity in the auditory cortex or in the language areas of the cortex is not known.’
- ‘The hydrodynamic effect makes more probable the induction of plasticity after calcium ions flow in.’
- ‘Selection experiments have even targeted the degree of phenotypic plasticity of particular traits.’
- ‘His work spans the fields of auditory perception, cortical plasticity and disorders such as dyslexia and focal dystonia.’
- ‘The plasticity of the auditory system is currently thought to be at its maximum below the age of 2 years.’
- ‘Thus, the brain shows considerable plasticity for development of language capacity in young children.’
- ‘There is no experimental evidence so far that phenotypic plasticity allows plants to adapt cuticular permeance to changes in evaporative demand.’
- ‘In this case, phenotypic plasticity and not genetic uniqueness confer disparate leaf morphology.’
- ‘Experiments that examine genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in trees are often limited in replication or restricted to early seedling stages.’
- 1.1Biology The adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats.
- ‘This plasticity allows an organism to adjust continually to changing daylength as the seasons of the year progress.’
- ‘Such dynamic conditions require plasticity in behavior as a means of tracking environmental change.’
- ‘As distinct from Upogebia, callianassids display a high degree of behavioral plasticity.’
- ‘This confers a high level of architectural plasticity on the grapevine, enabling it to respond to environmental conditions.’
- ‘Alliaria petiolata displays plasticity to varied habitat conditions including levels of shading.’
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