Plasma meaning

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Plasma is a colorless, watery fluid in the blood and lymph system where blood cells are suspended.

The colorless, watery fluid in your blood is an example of plasma.

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Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
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The fluid portion of milk from which the curd has been separated by coagulation; whey.
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An electrically neutral, highly ionized phase of matter composed of ions, electrons, and neutral particles. It is distinct from solids, liquids, and gases.
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A green, somewhat translucent variety of chalcedony.
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The fluid part of blood, lymph, milk, or intramuscular liquid; esp., the fluid part of blood, as distinguished from the corpuscles, used for transfusions.
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A plasma screen display.
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Designating or of a flat-screen, high-definition video display consisting of a grid of tiny, gas-filled fluorescent cells that emit colors of varying intensities as the gas is ionized by an electrical signal.
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Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
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Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
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One of four main states of matter , similar to a gas, but consisting of positively charged ions with most or all of their detached electrons moving freely about. Plasmas are produced by very high temperatures, as in the Sun and other stars, and also by the ionization resulting from exposure to an electric current, as in a fluorescent light bulb or a neon sign.
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One of four states of matter (solid, liquid, plasma and gas). The plasma state is a gas that is heated to the point where it begins to release electrons. Although plasma occurs naturally on the sun and other stars, it is artificially produced in fluorescent lights and plasma displays by electrically charging a gas in order to release ultraviolet light. See plasma display and flat panel TV.
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(physics) A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas.
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(hematology) A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin.
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(hematology) Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions.
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(mineralogy) A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments.
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(medicine, dated) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.
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(computer graphics, demoscene) A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.
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Of or relating to a flat-panel display used in televisions, made up of an array of tiny cells each containing a gaseous mixture of xenon and neon that is changed into a plasma state to illuminate a phosphor coating on the inside of the cell.
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Origin of plasma

  • New Latin from Late Latin image, figure from Greek from plassein to mold pelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πλάσμα (plasma, “something formed")

    From Wiktionary