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
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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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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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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