blood plasma

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noun

the plasma or liquid portion of human blood.

Origin of blood plasma

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma


noun

the pale yellow fluid portion of the blood; blood from which red and white blood cells and platelets have been removed
a sterilized preparation of this fluid for use in transfusions
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Medicine definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma


n.

The yellow or gray-yellow, protein-containing fluid portion of blood in which the blood cells and platelets are normally suspended.
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Science definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma


The clear, liquid part of the blood, composed mainly of water and proteins, in which the blood cells are suspended. The blood plasma of mammals also contains platelets.
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