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plat·y 1

adj. plat·i·er, plat·i·est
Designating soil or minerals occurring in flaky layers.

plat·y 2

n. pl. plat·ies or plat·ys
Any of various small freshwater live-bearing fishes of the genus Xiphophorus of Mexico and Central America, popular in home aquariums for their bright colors. Also called platyfish.

[Short for New Latin Platypoecilus, former genus name : platy- + Greek poikilos, many-colored; see poikilotherm.]


adj, platier or platiest
(Geological Science) of, relating to, or designating rocks the constituents of which occur in flaky layers: platy fracture.
[C19: from plate + -y1]


n, pl platy, platys or platies
(Animals) any of various small brightly coloured freshwater cyprinodont fishes of the Central American genus Xiphophorus, esp X. maculatus
[C20: shortened from New Latin Platypoecilus former genus name, from platy- + -poecilus, from Greek poikilos spotted]


(ˈpleɪ ti)

adj. plat•i•er, plat•i•est.
(of an igneous rock) split into thin, flat sheets, often resembling strata, as a result of uneven cooling.


(ˈplæt i)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) plat•y, (esp. for kinds or species) plat•ys, plat•ies.
[1930–35; by shortening of New Latin Platypoecilus genus name =platy- platy- + -poecilus < Greek poikílos mottled]


a combining form meaning “flat,” “broad”: platyhelminth.
[comb. form representing Greek platýs; see flat1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platy - small stocky Mexican fishplaty - small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish
live-bearer, poeciliid, poeciliid fish, topminnow - small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
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Paradise Beach enjoys water sports by day and parties by night - Super Paradise is gay and nudist, Paranga has a popular taverna, Platys Yialos is crowded with sun-bathers, Psarou is family friendly, Kalafati is good for diving, Elia boasts sandy shores Ayios Ioannis has the Shirley Valentine pebble beach.
Most guppy species (especially the American species and Asian half-beak species), mollies, platys and sword tails are live bearers.
To date, CTP had been reported only in dogs via Ehrlichia platys (9), (10) and it was documented to resolve after antibiotherapy (11).
But the Petinos Beach Hotel, a four-star resort in Platys Gialos, starts from pounds 66 a night and is the perfect base to take in the sights.
The articles that they accompany have riveting titles such as: Hypospadias in six dogs or the dazzling and fascinating Molecular characterisation of two strains of Anaplasma platys in Brazil.
Above the port is the capital, Apollonia, a maze of lovely white-washed buildings and, at Platys Gialos, on the east coast, you'll find a sandy beach.
Viele andere Fische werden nur aus wirtschaftlichen Grunden, wie Nutztiere also, gehalten, sei es als Zierfische wie Schwerttrager, Platys, Discus, Kaiserfische, sei es zu Nahrungszwecken wie Regenbogenforelle, Wels und Stor.
For example, a large red platys, which comes in a variety of colors, is $1.