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blood plasma

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

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples of blood plasma

  • They live in the blood-plasma and do not attack the corpuscles.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

  • Blood-plasma, is the habitat of the red and white blood-corpuscles.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • The blood-corpuscles are large amoebiform cells, and the blood-plasma is coloured blue by haemocyanin.

British Dictionary definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma

  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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blood plasma in Medicine

blood plasma

  1. 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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blood plasma in Science

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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