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plasticity

 [plas-tis´ĭ-te]
the quality of being plastic, or capable of being molded.

plas·tic·i·ty

(plas-tis'i-tē),
The capability of being formed or molded; the quality of being plastic.

plasticity

(plăs-tĭs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The ability to change and adapt, especially the ability of the central nervous system to acquire alternative pathways for sensory perception or motor skills.

plasticity

[plastis′itē]
Etymology: Gk, plassein, to mold
the quality of being plastic or formative.

plas·tic·i·ty

(plas-tis'i-tē)
The capability of being formed or molded; the quality of being plastic.

plasticity

The ability of nervous system to be functionally modified as a result of repetitive activation. Thus the formation of functional links between the retina and the visual cortex in early infancy require the exercise of the visual function. If for any reason one eye is not used during the first six or seven years of life (the period of plasticity) that eye will remain effectively blind.

plasticity,

n 1. the correlation between the physical structure of an object and the way it moves.
2. the ability of a tissue or organism to change and adapt.

plas·tic·i·ty

(plas-tis'i-tē)
Capability of being formed or molded; quality of being plastic.

plasticity

the quality of being plastic, or capable of being molded.

nervous system plasticity
the ability of the nervous system to change its capabilities by experience; plays a major role in compensating for the loss of neurons with age.