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Pronunciation of Plastron: Learn how to pronounce Plastron in English correctly

Learn how to say Plastron correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word plastron:

1a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest.
historical a steel breastplate worn beneath a hauberk.
2an ornamental front of a woman’s bodice or shirt consisting of colourful material with lace or embroidery, fashionable in the late 19th century.
a man’s starched shirt front without pleats.
3 Zoology the underside part of a tortoise’s or turtle’s shell.
a ventral plate similar to a plastron in some invertebrate animals.
Entomology (in an aquatic insect) a patch of cuticle covered with hairs which retain a thin layer of air that acts like a gill for breathing under water.


early 16th century: from French, from Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra ‘breastplate’, from Latin emplastrum ‘a plaster’ (see plaster)