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Plasia Neoplasia Dysplasia Plasma Plasmodium Plastic Plaster Plasmid Plasm Plast
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ PLA    triplet " PLA "  points to
^u       id+ | SPACE or SPACIOUSNESS
               VAST  or VASTNESS |
     id+ | FLAT and WIDE like the SEA |
     note PLA also implies WIDE VAST
          see> ~ PAT as in PATAGONIA  PATTERN
     note prefix see> PLATY~ for FLAT
     note gr PELAGOS
     note biol> med> PLAGUE
     note complex panorama with vast implications
          some of wich may NOT etymologically speaking
     be strictly related
     note  stress on ideas VAST  WIDE  FLAT  SURFACE
           PLASTIC or MALEABLE  PATTERN
     gr    PELAGOS       = VAST FLAT SEA
           PLAGIOS         SPREAD and OUT as is the
                           FLAT and SEA
           PLANASTHAI      SPREAD  WANDER   see> PLANET
     eng   PLAGIARISM      SNARING or STEALING as per
                           DISTORTING FALSIFYING THE
                           IDEAS RO CREATION OF OTHERS
           PLATY~          prefix for FLAT
     gr    PLATUS          FLAT  PLAIN PLATE
           PLATEIA         PUBLIC SQUARE
                           BROAD as in STREET
     sp    PLATEA          MAIN FLOOR or HALL OF A THEATHER
           PLAZA           OPEN SPACE even A SEAT
     gr    PLATYS          LEVEL  EVEN  FLAT
     eng   PLAT            PLAN  PLOT  PLANE  PLAIN
                           is per  "PLAIN PLANT"
     sp    PLACA           PLACARD or PLAQUE
     med>  PLATYRRHINE     or
           PLATYRHINE      FLAT NOSE
     biol> PLATYHELMINTH   FLATWORM
     med>  PLACENTA        like a FLAT CHEESE CAKE
     lat   PLACENTA        CHEESE CAKE
           PLACENTINUS     CAKE MAKER
           PLANCUS         PLANK FLAT
           PLACERE         PLEASURE
     eng   PLAGUE          or
     sp    PLAGA           implies WIDE SPREAD or
     med>                  EPIDEMIC DISEASE from
     lat   PLANGERE        TO STRIKE
           PLAGIUM         SLAVE STEALING   sug> PLUNDER
     sp    PLAGIO          FALSIFIED        sug> CONTEMPT
     gr    PLAGIUM         FALSE            sug> CORRUPT
           PLEKEIN         ENTWINE          sug> DISTORT
     ukr   PLETY           WEAVE            sug> WEIRD
           PLOTKA          GOSSIP           sug> PLOT
     eng   PLANGOROUS      TO COMPLAIN as in
           PLAINTIVE       LAMENT
     gr    PLESSO          WOUND often OBLIQUE
     fr    BLESSURE        WOUND
     lat   PLANUS          SMOOTH and flat as a calm sea
     ukr   PLAN            PLOT or PLAN   sug> COMPLOT
     sp   APLANAR          MAKE FLAT      sug> PLAIN
     lat EXPLANARE         id+ | SIMPLER TO UNDERSTAND |
                           as if TO FLATTEN
     eng EXPLAIN           SOLVE  UNRAVEL as in
     sp  EXPLICAR          UNFOLD THUS REVEAL
           PLANO           PLAIN PLAN  DESIGN   FLAT
          APLANAR          TO FLATTEN
           PLANA           ORDER SHEET
           PLANTA          PLANT  also note
    biol>                  FLORA
           PLATO           PLATE and
           PLATEA          FLAT FLOOR     sug> GROUND
           PLANICIE        FLAT COUNTRY
           PLAZA           OPEN PLACE  SQUARE
     ital  PIAZZA          idem
           PLATICA         CONVERSATION
           PLACER          PLEASURE as IN PLACE
           PLATAFORMA      PLATFORM
           PLATITUD        PLATITUDE   sug> LATITUDE
     lat   PLATUS          FLAT BROAD  sug> PLATE
     sp    PLATA           SILVER AND MONEY or COIN
     hx>                   SILVER WAS POUNDED INTO
                           FLAT PLATE or COINS
     lat   PLATIPUS        FLAT FOOT
     sp    PATO            DUCK has a WEBBED FLAT FOOT
     biol> PATA            FOOT
     hx>   PATAGONIA       LAND OF BIG FOOT IMPRINTS
     med>  PATELLA         PLATE LIKE BONE COVERING THE
                           KNEE JOINT
     lat   PLATIPUS        FLAT FOOT
     ukr   PATELNIA        same
           PLATSOK         BLINTZ or PANCAKE
     note                  DOUGH or in sp MASA or
                           MASS often is SHAPELESS
                           MASS and MASSES are
                           PLIABLE from
     gr    PLASEIN         TO SHAPE or give FORM
     sc>   PLASTIC         SOLID MATTER OF UNSTABLE SHAPE
     lat   PLASTES         A CASTER or MOULDER or MOLDER
                           MAKER OF IMAGES  STATUES  POTTER
     sp    PLASTE          FILLER      sug> PLASTER
           PLASTA          PLIABLE MASS WITHOUT SHAPE
                           DOUGH also MUD
           PLASTESE        BESMIRCH  BESMEAR
           PLATIJA         FLOUNDER or FLAT FISH PADELA          FRYING PAN
           PLASMADOR       MAKER OF SHAPES
           PLASTA          SOFT  MALLEABLE
    ukr    PLAST           MALEABLE BOY SCOUT
    note   series of words grouped for convenience
           sharing some of the above implications
~ PLACA    or PLAQUE
           ply> | PLATE LIKE FLAT like a PLATITUDE |
           see> PLACODE
~ PLACE  id+ | AREA  PLAT or PLOT |
         id+ | LOCATION |
         for etymology see> PELAGOS above
     hx> SURNAME OF SEVERAL GREAT PERSONALITIES
         Francis PLACE [#] 1770-1853
     A BRITISH FREE THINKER WHO
     PROMOTED FAMILY PLANNING  and
     see> FEMINISM or
     EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN and
     TRADE UNIONS
     note that Mr PLACE [#] STARTED
          AS A LONDON TAILOR AND
     ONLY LATER PROMOTED BIRTH CONTROL as well as the
     ORGANIZATION OF TRADE UNIONS
     ALONG WITH FREEDOM OF SPEECH etc
     HE ENJOYED THE FRIENDSHIP OF JAMES MILL [#]
     JEREMY BENTHAM [#] and many other prominent leaders
     med> Mister PLACE [#] PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED
          PAMPHLETS from gr
     PAMPHILUS or PHILUS = LOVE TO PROMOTE
     BIRTH CONTROL BY THE USE OF A VAGINAL SPONGE
     PLACE CALLED FOR MORAL RESTRAINT BY
     THE POOR WORKING CLASSES AS DID PROPOSE
     MALTHUS [#] but regarding himself
     Mr PLACE HAD NUMEROUS CHILDREN OF HIS OWN
           continued below see> PLACENTA
~ PLACEBO   id+ | from see> PLEASE |
            from lat PLACERE
     note UNRELATED to the list of words
            shown above or below
~ PLACENTA  id+ | WIDE  SPREAD OUT |
            id+ | CAKE like |
            id+ | CHEESE CAKE like |
     for etymology of ideas start with
     see> PELAGOS continued in
     see> PLAGUE  continued in
     see> PLACE   continued in
     see> PLASMA
     see> PLAGERIZE
     note related complex of ideas in
          PLAN PLATO PLAYA PLAY and
     DYSPLASIA PLASMA PLASTER
     PLACID PLEA PLEASURE PALM PALMAR
     biol> PLACENTAL ANIMALS ARE MOSTLY MAMMALS and
           who nurture a fetus by a PLACENTA followed
     BY BREAST FEEDING or SUCKLING
     note however that THERE ARE NEARLY 200 SPECIES OF
     MARSUPIAL ANIMALS COMPLETE THEIR SHORT PLACENTAL
     GESTATION IN THE UTERUS IN A POUCH WHERE THE
     MINISCULE FETUS ATTACHES TO A NIPPLE
     note the term MARSUPIAL is from a
          ZOROASTRIAN language as is
     Avestan which antedates Indo European languages
     Avestan MARSU     = BELLY or ABDOMEN
     gr      MARSUPION   diminutive for
             MARSIPON    POUCH
     note MARSUPIAL FETUSES ATTACH TO A NIPPLE IN
          THE MARSUPIAL POUCH
     med> PLACENTA IS A FETAL ORGAN
          SOME WOULD EVEN SAY THE PLACENTA HAS
     PROPERTIES OF A NEOPLASM SINCE IT EATS ITS WAY
     INTO MATERNAL TISSUES TO BECOME IMPLANTED
     LIKE CANCERS DO
     THE PLACENTA DEVELOPS ITS OWN VASCULAR ELEMENTS OR
     CHORION OR TROPHOBLAST AS NEOPLAMS DO
     THE CHORION FILTERS MATERNAL NUTRIENTS AND
     CONVEYES THEM TO THE FETAL BLOOD BY THE
     UMBILICAL ARTERIES AND VEIN
     WHEN AN EMBRYO DEVELOPS A PLACENTA IT BECOMES
     A FETUS
     OTHER PLACENTAL PARTS INCLUDE
     MEMBRANES OR AMNION WHICH
     ENVELOP THE FETUS AND CONTAIN THE
     AMNIOTIC FLUID AND CELLS
     THE PLACENTA IS A BRITTLE ORGAN RESEMBLING A
     FLAT RED COTTAGE CHEESE LIKE MASS
     note PLACOID PLATEAU PLATEN PLATERESQUE PLATFORM PLAYA
           note
~ PLACODE  continued from see> PELAGOS
           id+ | FLAT like also
                 PLATE OF TISSUE |
           biol> PLATE LIKE THICKENED ECTODERM
                 IN EARLY EMBRYOS
~ PLACOID  id+ | PLATE LIKE |
~ PLAGA    id+ | WIDE  NET |
           id+ | WIDE  SPREAD  STRIKE |
           id+ | from WIDE FLAT SEA |
     for etymology see> PELAGOS above
     note PLA  PLAT or PLOT PLATE  PLAN  PLANE  PLAIN
     biol>  STRIPE      or COLORED BAND  STREAK
               continued see> PLAGUE and also
               continued see> PLAGIARIST
~ PLAGIARIST   id+ | THIEF  CROOK |
               see> PLAGIOCEPHALY for CROOKED HEAD
               id+ | TO SNARE |
~ PLAGIARIZE   id+ | STEAL  CHEAT  IMITATE |
               note
     hx> IN ROME THE TERM REFERED TO STEALING SLAVES
     hx> COPYRIGHTS ARISE TO AVOID PLAGIARISMS
                 note one implication is DISTORTION
~ PLAGIOCEPHALY  id+ | DEFORMED HEAD  implicitly
                 id+ | HEAD WITH A "DISTORTED" CONTOUR |
     med> HEAD NOT IN TRUE FORM or
          DEFORMED or CROOKED or
     ASYMMETRIC often caused by
     PRESSURES BEFORE OR SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH
     also OFTEN CAUSED INTENTIONALLY BY CULTURAL HABITS
          CALLING TO APPLY PRESSURE BY BANDAGES
     note RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS CALLING FOR
          BABIES TO SLEEP ON THEIR BACK
     MAY BE THE CAUSE OF AN INCREASE IN
     FLATTENED HEADS AND NEEDLESS SURGICAL REPAIR OF
     SUCH FORMS OF PLAGIOCEPHALY WHICH
     CAN OFTEN BE CORRECTED BY A HELMET USED TO
     GUIDE SKULL CRANIAL or
           CALVARIAL GROWTH
~ PLAGIOS  id+ | gr for NET |
           hx> NETS ARE USED FOR FISHING
     were used in COMBAT of
     for  TO CAPTURE SLAVES
     med> NETS CAN BE USED TO SUBDUE
          VIOLENT MENTAL PATIENTS
~ PLAGUE  id+ | A BLOW |   see> PEST
          med> CURSHING EPIDEMIC
               implies AN EPIDEMIC THAT IS
     SERIOUS AND OFTEN FATAL
     implies CLUSTER OF EVENTS
     consider PEST  STRANGE  STRANGULATE and
         other words starting with see> STR~
     med> THE HISTORIC "BLACK PLAGUE" and
          MILDER CLINICAL and
     ENDEMIC FORMS of infections by the
     bacillus YERSINIA PESTIS
     hx> the "BLACK DEATH" refers to
         FULMINANT DEADLY YERSINIA PESTIS INFECTIONS
     THAT CAUSED INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD COAGULATION
     LEADING TO GANGRENE   ALSO CALLED
     PESTIS FULMINANS or
     PESTIS MAJOR
     A BLACK TONGUE WAS CHARACTERISTIC OF
     INFECTED DYING DOGS
     EPIDEMICS OF BUBONIC PLAGUE IN THE DARK AGES
     KILLED HALF OF THE POPULATION IN EUROPE
     hx> AS THE TATARS or TARTARS or MONGOLS
         SOUGHT THE CONQUEST OF CRIMEA BY
     DISLODGING ITALIAN COLONISTS FROM GENOA
     AN EPIDEMIC OF PLAGUE AROSE AND AS THE
     GENOESE ESCAPED TO MALTA AND SOUTHERN ITALY
     THEY SPREAD THE INFECTION TO EUROPE
     hx> TUBERCULOSIS IS ANOTHER PEST THAT
         CONTINUES TO PLAGUE HUMANITY
     hx> ANOTHER HISTORIC "PLAGUE" refers to
         devastations BY SWARMING LOCUST
     USUALLY A SHY SOLITARY INSECT
     THIS INSECT AT TIMES ALTERS ITS BEHAVIOR TO
     CONSTITUTE VORACIOUS SWARMS IN THE BILLIONS
     WHICH DEVASTATE CROPS AND ARE CAPABLE OF
     FLYING GREAT DISTANCES
     LOCUST PLAGUES ARE ERRATIC
     sc> biol> CURRENT MOLECULAR RESEARCH INDICATES
               THAT BODY CONTACT TRANSFORMS
     THE LOCUST BEHAVIOR FROM
     SOLITARY TO GREGARIOUS
     THIS SHIFT IS PROBABLY INDUCED
     WHEN ACCESS TO SCATTERED FOOD BECOMES LIMITED AND
     LOCUST BECOME CROWDED AND HAVE
     BODY CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER
     FEMALE LOCUST CAN ALTER THE BEHAVIOR OF
     THE UNBORN LOCUST BY CHEMICAL SIGNALS FROM
     A PEPTIDE CONTAINED IN THE FOAM OR
     MUCUS "PLUG" CONGLOMERATING THE EGGS
     THE PEPTIDE INDUCES GREGARIOUS BEHAVIOR OF
     THE NEXT LOCUST GENERATION
     note GREGARIOUS LOCUST ALSO CHANGE
          THE GREEN BROWN CAMOUFLAGE BODY COLOR OF
     SOLITARY FORMS INTO NEAR BLACK BODY COLOR
     OFTEN NOTED IN LOCUST FROM SWARMS
     note EACH LOCUST EATS ITS OWN WEIGHT
          EVERY DAY
     note LOCUST CAN SURVIVE STARVATION EVEN
          WHEN THEY FLY 5000 KILOMETERS
     FROM AFRICA TO THE CARIBBEAN
     SUCH EXTREME CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR FROM
     THE USUAL SOLITARY TO GREGARIOUS HABITS
     CAN APPEAR WITHIN HOURS AFTER BODY TOUCH STIMULI
     MUCH RESEARCH ON THIS TOPIC CONTINUES
         AT THE ENTOMOLOGY CENTER OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY
~ PLAN  is rooted in
        id+ | WIDE FLAT SEA from
        see> PELAGOS |
     id+ | PLAN is PRE IMAGING | as in
     id+ | IMAGINE |
     lit+ | PLANNING IS IMAGINING
            THINGS THAT ARE TO BE "
     attr to Leonardo da VINCI [#]
          ply> | REALIZING BEFORE REALITY |
~ PLAIN  id+ | NAKED  STRAIGHT |
           consider gr root see> PELAGOS for
     id+ | FLAT  WIDE |
           as in
     lat PLANUS pointing to sug> PLAIN and sug> PLANE
     see> PLACE
     see> PLACENTA
     id+ | formerly PLEIN now PLAIN often imply
           BASIC  STARK  BASIC
     SIMPLE PURE  UNMIXED  UNADORNED  PRIMITIVE  CRUDE
     UNATTRACTIVE  HOMELY  etc |
     lit+ "THE LORD PREFERS COMMON LOOKING PEOPLE
           THAT IS THE RAESON HE MAKES SO MANY OF THEM"
     attr to Abraham LINCOLN [#]
     note PLAINTIFF  PLANGENCY leading to
          COMPLAIN   COMPLAINT from
     lat  PLANGERE  = STRIKE as in PLUNGE or PITCH
     med>  HUMANS MAY POUND THE CHEST TO SHOW GRIEF
     biol> GORILLAS DO THE SAME
           WHEN COMPLAINING
~ PLANE   id+ | FLAT LEVEL |
          id+ | EASE  EASY |
          id+ | PLAIN  SIMPLE
                STARK  STRAIGHT |
~ PLANET  id+ | WANDER | from
           gr PLANASTSTHAI for WANDER or
     SPREAD ACROSS SPACE
     opp are STARS which are STATIC
     sc> PLANETS WANDER ACCORDING TO PLAN
         sc> PLANETS MOVE IN
     CONTRAST TO FIXED STARS
     biol> TISSUES THAT DEPART FROM A PLAN
           BECOME DYSPLASTIC   see> PLASMA
     for earlier etymology see> PELAGOS for
     ply>  | A PLAIN PLATIC ABOUT PLASTIC PLANES
             IS NOT A GOOD PLATFORM TO EXPLAIN
             IN PLAIN PLATITUDES PLANS TO A PLAINTIFF |
~ PLANTEADO  or
~ PLANTEO    id+ | in sp PLAN as in PROPOSITION |
             see> PLANTA above
~ PLATY      ukr for TO PAY
             ply> | PLATY with PLATA or FLAT SILVER COINS |
~ PLATY~     id+ | prefix for FLAT |
~ ~PLASIA    suffix> for
~ PLASIA     id+ | FORM or SHAPE | as in
             med> DYSPLASIA  or ALTERED FORM
             see> ACHONROPLASIA
~ PLASM  id+ | BODIES FORMED BY MOLDING MATTER |
         id+ | TO MOLD thus LIVE or HEREDITARY |
         id+ | GERM CELLS |
      biol> note PROTOPLASM
      hx> PLASM WEISSMAN CALLED THE GERM CELLS
          thus implicitly the HEREDITARY ELEMENTS
      note CYTOPLASM  PROTOPLASM
      note see> MATRIX
      med> note MUCH BEFORE THE DISCOVERY OF DNA
           WEISSMAN [#] STUDIED GERM CELLS
      CONTAINING "HEREDITARY BODIES"
      HE CALLED PLASM
      note SEMINAL PLASMA or VITAL FLUID
      sc> note ATOMIC PLASMA used to denote ENERGY
          note more on PLASMA next
~ PLASMA  id+ | SUBSTANCE WITHOUT SHAPE that
                CAN BE MOULDED |   sug> MATRIX |
     biol> RED CELL or ERYTHROCYTE FREE
           BLOOD FLUID WHICH UPON COAGULATION or
     CLOT FORMATION LEAVES A CLEAR FLUID or
     COAGULATED or CLOTTED MILK releases
     see> WHEY
     PLASMA may be used as a general term  sug> OIL
     for "BODY FLUID"                      sug> SECRETE
     note CYTOPLASM  PROTOPLASM            sug> OOZE
     med> CELL FREE BLOOD FLUID AFTER COAGULATION IS
          SERUM WHICH LACKS FIBRINOGEN CONSUMED DURING
     CLOTTING  BY SEDIMENTION OR CENTRIFUGATION OF
     ANTICOAGULATED BLOOD PLASMA MAY BE SEPARTED FROM
     BLOOD CELLS WITH PRESERVATION OF FIBRINOGEN WHICH
     CAN ORIGINATE FIBRIN TO FORM A CLOT  sug> CONGEAL
     CLOTTING CONSUMES THE FIBRINOGEN     sug> FIBER
     THE FLUID LEFT IS CALLED SERUM       sug> REMEDY
     note SERUM often describes a         sug> SAP
          THERAPEUTIC AGENT SINCE IT      sug> VACCINE
     MAY CONTAIN ANTIGENS or ANTIBODIES   sug> ANTITOXIN
     in  PHARMACY PLASMA or SERUM may     sug> SALVE
     denote a  MEDICAL GURGLE or          sug> GUSH
              an OINTMENT implying OILY   sug> ANOINT
~ PLASMACYTE  or PLASMOCYTE
              biol> PLASMA CELL
                    PLASMACYTOMA or SOLITARY MYELOMA
~ PLASMID     biol> BACTERIAL EXTRA CHROMOSOMAL
                    SELF REPLICATING STRUCTURE
     THIS EXTRA CHROMOSOMAL CYCLIC
     DOUBLE STRANDED DNA REPLICATES
     INDEPENDENTLY AND PLAYS A ROLE IN BACTERIAL
     CONJUGATION AND RESISTANCE
              TO ANTIBIOTICS
~ PLASMODIA   pl for
~ PLASMODIUM  biol> MULTINUCLEATED PROTOZOAN
              also MOLDED MALARIAL PARASITE
              known as PLASMODIUM BRAZILIARUM
~ PLAST  id+ | EASY TO FORM CONFORM or SHAPE |
         as in                       sug> ADJUSTABLE
     ukr PLAST = LAYER also          sug> MOULD
                 BOY SCOUTS          sug> MALEABLE  PLIANT
     as if to imply that boys are    sug> ELASTIC
     "PLASTIC" or                    sug> PLIANT
           sug> MALLEABLE            sug> MOULD
~ PLAST~   prefix to denote SHAPE or FORM  sug> MATTER
           id+ | SIMPLY ORGANIZED LIVVING MATTER |
~ PLASTER  id+ | MATERIAL THAT WILL HARDEN |
                 mostly it refers to GYPSUM
           id+ | PASTE |
           in sp PASTA                     sug> PASTORAL
           most often GYPSUM               sug> PASTEL
~ PLASTIC  id+ | CAPACITY TO TAKE FORM |   sug> SHAPE
           id+ | CAPACITY TO BE MOLDED |   see> COMPLY
     ELASTIC ADDS TO PLASTIC
     THE CAPACITY TO ALTER ITS DIMENSIONS as in
     EXPAND  STRETCH  COMPRESS
     sc> PLASTIC MATTER IS NEITHER LIQUID
         NOR SOLID BUT IN BETWEEN
         SUCH COMPOUNDS CAN CHANGE AND
     HOLD VARIOUS SHAPES
     note ELASTIC denotes tendency to
          RETURN TO PREVIOUS SHAPE
     biol> METABOLISM CHANGES MATTER
     med>  HUMANS are PLASTIC IN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
           note PLASTIC SURGERY SEEKS
     TO CREATE SHAPES leading to composite terms as
     RHINOPLASTY etc
     art>  PLASTIC ARTS INCLUDE SCULPTURE  CERAMICS etc
     sug> MOLD or MOULD  MATRIX  UTERUS  CAST  DIE
          FIGURE  VISAGE
          ply> | THE ULTIMATE MOLD IS A MATERNAL MATRIX |
~ PLAT   equivalent to see> PLAN
         id+ | FLAT or TWO DIMENSIONAL
               REPRESENTATION OF SPACE or AREA |
~ PLATE  id+ | FLAT | from
         gr PLAX = PLATE
            see> PLATITUDE
~ PLATEAU   id+ | FLAT ELEVATION |
~ PLATELET  id+ | FLAT BODIES |
            id+ | PLATE LIKE DISCS |
     biol> DISC LIKE STRUCTURES
           FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF ALL MAMMALS
     FORMED IN MEGAKARYOCYTES or BIG CELLS AND
     RELEASED IN CLUSTERS INTO THE CIRCULATION
     PLATELETS DO NOT HAVE NUCLEAR DNA BUT DO
     HAVE MITOCHONDRIA AND ENZYMES WHICH IMPACT
     COAGULATION as found when PLATELETS are
     DIMINISHED or THROMBOCYTOPENIA
     causing DECREASED BLOOD COAGULABILITY
             or HEMORRHAGE
~ PLATFORM   id+ | FLAT BASE |
~ PLATITUDE  as in PLATITUDINOUS
             id+ | SUPERFLUOUS | as in
             TRITE  BANAL  DULL
~ PLATO  the name PLATO denotes BROAD SHOULDERS
     hx> ARISTOCLES became known as the
         PHILOSOPHER PLATO [#] WHO FOUNDED
     IN 387 BC THE FIRST ACADEMY THAT DEVELOPED
     INTO A UNIVERSTIY THAT EXISTED UNTIL
     CLOSED BY JUSTICIAN IN 529 as if
     CHRISTIANITY COULD NOT TOLERATE
     AN INCUBATOR OF FREE MINDS   see> DOGMA
     sc> PLATONIC BODIES are five regular POLYHEDRA or
         TETRAHEDRON HEXAHEDRON OCTAHEDRON
     ICOSAHEDRON AND DODECAHEDRON for
     THREE SIDED PYRAMID WITH FOUR FACES
     CUBE WITH SIX FACES AND WITH EIGHT, TWELVE
     AND TWENTY FACES RESPECTIVELY
     biol> PLATO [#] DEFINED MAND AS
           A TWO LEGGED ANIMAL WITHOUT FEATHERS
     but DIOGENES BROUGHT A PLUCKED COCK AND ANNOUNCED
     "HERE IS PLATO'S MAN" WHICH PROMPTED OTHERS TO ADD
            TO THE DEFINITION
            "WITH BROAD FLAT NAILS" in [33]
~ PLATONIC  id+ | SEXLESS NON CARNAL or
                  NON PHYSICAL LOVE |
     hx> FOUNDED THE ATHENIAN "ACADEMY" in 387 BC
         CLOSED BY CHRISTIAN ZEALOTS THAT PREVAILED
     ON EMPEROR JUSTINIAN IN 529 AD WHO ALSO BUILD
     HAGIA or SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
     see> PLACE  see> PLACENTA
     lit+ "PLATONIC LOVE IS PLATONIC NONESENSE" according
           to a English novel "PAMELA" of 1741 by Richardson
     sc> PLATONIC BODIES ARE FIVE REGULAR POLYHEDRA OF
         FOUR SIX EIGHT AND TWELFE  FACES as in
     THREE SIDED PYRAMID
     HEXAHEDRON
     CUBE
     OCTAHEDRON
     ICOSAHEDRON and
     DODECAHEDRON repectively
     continued see> PLAYA
     for start see> PELAGOS
     for other related terms see> PLASMA and
          see> PLACENTA
~ PLATY~  id+ | BASE or FLAT |
          note fr ESPLANADE
          note PIANOFORTE  sug> PIANO
~ PLATYCEPHALY   id+ | WIDE HEAD |
~ PLATYHELMINTH  id+ | FLAT WORM |
~ PLATYPODIA     id+ | FLAT FEET |
~ PLATYSMA       med> FLAT WIDE
                      MUSCLE OF THE NECK
     THAT INSERTS IN THE SKIN
     note TENSING THE PLATYSMA
     will exposes neck tendons is
               A GESTURE OF ANXIETY
~ PLATYRRHINE  id+ | FLAT NOSE |
~ PLAYA  sp for
         id+ | OPEN SEASHORE SPACE | or
         id+ | BEECH |
~ PLAZA  id+ | OPEN SPACE in URBAN AREAS |
         as is
  sug> CITY SQUARE or PARK
  sp PLAZA = PLACE also in
             and " ASSIGNED SEAT " or
  for start and etymology see> PELAGOS
  note continued> see> PATA
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