-plasm


a combining form with the meanings “living substance,” “tissue,” “substance of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words: endoplasm; neoplasm; cytoplasm.

Origin of -plasm

combining form representing Greek plásma. See plasma
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British Dictionary definitions for -plasm

-plasm


n combining form

(in biology) indicating the material forming cellsprotoplasm; cytoplasm

Derived Forms

-plasmic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -plasm

from Greek plasma something moulded; see plasma
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Medicine definitions for -plasm

-plasm


suff.

Material forming cells or tissue:cytoplasm.
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