Definition of Plasma

1. 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.




2. Noun. A green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone.
Generic synonyms: Calcedony, Chalcedony

3. Noun. (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons. "Particles in space exist in the form of a plasma"
Category relationships: Physical Chemistry
Specialized synonyms: Interplanetary Gas
Generic synonyms: State, State Of Matter

Definition of Plasma

1. n. A variety of quartz, of a color between grass green and leek green, which is found associated with common chalcedony. It was much esteemed by the ancients for making engraved ornaments.

Definition of Plasma

1. Noun. (physics) A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas ¹

2. Noun. (hematology) A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin ¹

3. Noun. (hematology) Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions ¹

4. Noun. (minerology) A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments. ¹

5. Noun. (medicine dated) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments. ¹

6. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plasma

1. the liquid part of blood [n -S] : PLASMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Plasma

1. Acellular fluid in which blood cells are suspended. Serum obtained by defibrinating plasma (plasma derived serum) lacks platelet released factors and is less suitable to support the growth of cells in culture. (13 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Plasma

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"These studies demonstrate both similarities and differences of plasma calcitonin ... plasma was separated from each sample and stored frozen for subsequent ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Therefore, we have, as an alternative, infused two hemizygous male patients with normal human plasma. Blood from each patient was assayed periodically for ..."

3. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"The plasma and Serum. The liquid in which the corpuscles float may be obtained ... The corpuscles, being heavy, sink, and the supernatant plasma can then be ..."

4. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1907)
"Typical plasma-cell. Before going further I think it advisable to state at once that in my own researches I have hardly ever seen a typical plasma-cell, ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"As to plasma Stains.—By a plasma stain is generally meant, rather vaguely, ... Good plasma stains are much wanted. Unfortunately such a thing can hardly be ..."

6. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"The plasma is a clear, transparent, somewhat consistent fluid, ... DEMONSTRATION OF plasma. The amount can be read from the graduated cylinder, ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"These studies demonstrate both similarities and differences of plasma calcitonin ... plasma was separated from each sample and stored frozen for subsequent ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Therefore, we have, as an alternative, infused two hemizygous male patients with normal human plasma. Blood from each patient was assayed periodically for ..."

9. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"The plasma and Serum. The liquid in which the corpuscles float may be obtained ... The corpuscles, being heavy, sink, and the supernatant plasma can then be ..."

10. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1907)
"Typical plasma-cell. Before going further I think it advisable to state at once that in my own researches I have hardly ever seen a typical plasma-cell, ..."

11. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"As to plasma Stains.—By a plasma stain is generally meant, rather vaguely, ... Good plasma stains are much wanted. Unfortunately such a thing can hardly be ..."

12. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"The plasma is a clear, transparent, somewhat consistent fluid, ... DEMONSTRATION OF plasma. The amount can be read from the graduated cylinder, ..."

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