Definition of Plasm

1. Noun. The protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes.

Exact synonyms: Germ Plasm
Generic synonyms: Living Substance, Protoplasm



2. Noun. The colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended.

Definition of Plasm

1. n. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.

Definition of Plasm

1. Noun. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plasm

1. plasma [n -S] - See also: plasma

Medical Definition of Plasm

1. 1. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape. 2. Same as Plasma. Origin: L. Plasma anything formed or molded, that which is molded, Gr, from to form, mold: cf. F. Plasme. Cf. Plasma. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plasm

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plashets
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plashiest
plashing
plashings
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plasm (current term)
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plasma-screen
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plasma acceleration
plasma accelerations
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plasma accelerator globulin
plasma albumin
plasma cell
plasma cell balanitis
plasma cell dyscrasia
plasma cell gingivitis

Literary usage of Plasm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"cms localization of germ-plasm in plants. Weismann himself admits that the germ- plasm must be distributed in ' minute fraction ' in all ' somatic nuclei ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"ous localization of germ-plasm in plants. Weismann himself admits that the germ- plasm must be distributed in ' minute fraction ' in all' somatic nuclei' of ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"D. Eugenics Record Office, Cold Spring Harbor, Neu1 York ZA piece of apparatus, while the AN ABACUS is a very simple •L *• germ-plasm is very complex. ..."

4. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1893)
"in the case of all somatic cells, idio-plasm-B is capable only of reproducing, stage by stage, some greater or less number of the cells which are to ..."

5. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1899)
"in the case of all somatic- cells, idio-plasm-B is capable only of reproducing, stage by stage, some greater or less number of the cells which are to ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He supposes that each individual consists of two portions, somato-plasm, making up the main portion of the body, and germ-plasm stored away in the sex-gland ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"cms localization of germ-plasm in plants. Weismann himself admits that the germ- plasm must be distributed in ' minute fraction ' in all ' somatic nuclei ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"ous localization of germ-plasm in plants. Weismann himself admits that the germ- plasm must be distributed in ' minute fraction ' in all' somatic nuclei' of ..."

9. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"D. Eugenics Record Office, Cold Spring Harbor, Neu1 York ZA piece of apparatus, while the AN ABACUS is a very simple •L *• germ-plasm is very complex. ..."

10. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1893)
"in the case of all somatic cells, idio-plasm-B is capable only of reproducing, stage by stage, some greater or less number of the cells which are to ..."

11. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1899)
"in the case of all somatic- cells, idio-plasm-B is capable only of reproducing, stage by stage, some greater or less number of the cells which are to ..."

12. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He supposes that each individual consists of two portions, somato-plasm, making up the main portion of the body, and germ-plasm stored away in the sex-gland ..."

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