blood plasma


noun
  1. the plasma or liquid portion of human blood.

Origin of blood plasma

1
First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma

noun
  1. the pale yellow fluid portion of the blood; blood from which red and white blood cells and platelets have been removed

  2. a sterilized preparation of this fluid for use in transfusions

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Scientific definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma

  1. 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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