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platy

[′plad·ē]
(geology)
Referring to a sedimentary particle whose length is more than three times its thickness.
Referring to a sandstone or limestone that splits into laminae having thicknesses in the range of 2 to 10 millimeters.
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The particles of this size range have a very obvious platy structure.
This effect is due to the addition of a high modulus platy filler to a lower modulus polymer.
As one can see in Figure 3, the platy silicate particles in pellets are preferentially oriented with their 001 plane parallel to the flat pellet surface.
Platypus 2-1itre Platy Bottle with closure cap 10 [pounds sterling]/36 grams
Although these may be related to construction material, some of them were in an unusual platy configuration rarely found in our COC from construction workers.
Exotic fish species such as guppy, platy, gourami and sucker catfish are increasingly being used as aquarium pets.
The last time I was here, I won a tournament so I'm really excited for the event to start and platy some matches again.
The clay platy particles end up oriented perpendicular to the substrate in the polymer matrix.
This indicates that the platy pigments can serve as an efficient barrier coating, owing to their increased tortuosity, and particle orientation.
So I passed by the tempting, gorgeous blue and yellow saltwater fish, and even the Monet red platy, and asked for what I had come for, a plecostomus.
I know he is itching to platy at Wembley again and tonight's game represents an ideal opportunity to give him minutes on the pitch and get some more match practice under his belt.