clastic

clastic
Breaking up into pieces, or exhibiting a tendency so to break or divide. [G. klastos, broken]

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clas·tic 'klas-tik adj capable of being taken apart used of anatomical models made of detachable pieces

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clas·tic (klasґtik) [Gr. klastos broken + -ic] 1. causing or undergoing a division into parts. 2. separable into parts, as an anatomic model.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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