the plasma or liquid portion of human blood.
Origin of blood plasma
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for blood plasma
They live in the blood-plasma and do not attack the corpuscles.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The blood-corpuscles are large amoebiform cells, and the blood-plasma is coloured blue by haemocyanin.
British Dictionary definitions for blood plasma
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
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
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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