Definition of plasticity in English:


Line breaks: plas|ti¦city
Pronunciation: /plaˈstɪsɪti


[mass noun]
  • 2 Biology The adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats.
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    • This plasticity allows an organism to adjust continually to changing daylength as the seasons of the year progress.
    • Alliaria petiolata displays plasticity to varied habitat conditions including levels of shading.
    • Such dynamic conditions require plasticity in behavior as a means of tracking environmental change.

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