Meaning of PLASMA in English


— plasmatic /plaz mat"ik/ , plasmic , adj.

/plaz"meuh/ , n.

1. Anat. , Physiol. the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements.

2. Cell Biol. cytoplasm.

3. whey.

4. a green, faintly translucent chalcedony.

5. Physics. a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons.

Also, plasm /plaz"euhm/ (for defs. 1-3).

[ 1705-15; plásma something molded or formed, akin to plássein to form, mold. See PLASTIC ]

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