- plasma accelerator globulin,
- plasma ball,
- plasma cell
Origin of plasma
Origin of -plasm
Examples from the Web for plasm
In the beginning was a living creature, its plasm quivering and its life-pulse throbbing.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
It has to take its plasm in its food from other organisms—plant-eaters directly, and animal-eaters indirectly.
There is usually a large number of them in the plasm of the plant-cells.
When two ciliated infusoria conjugate they place themselves side by side, and connect for a time by means of a bridge of plasm.
When you were little more than a mass of plasm inside your mother, I put a medicine in her blood that I had discovered.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
n combining form
Word Origin for -plasm
- a hot ionized material consisting of nuclei and electrons. It is sometimes regarded as a fourth state of matter and is the material present in the sun, most stars, and fusion reactors
- the ionized gas in an electric discharge or spark, containing positive ions and electrons and a small number of negative ions together with un-ionized material
Word Origin for plasma
1610s, "mold or matrix, cast;" see plasma. Meaning "living matter of a cell" is from 1864.
1712, "form, shape" (earlier plasm), from Late Latin plasma, from Greek plasma "something molded or created," hence "image, figure; counterfeit, forgery; formed style, affectation," from plassein "to mold," originally "to spread thin," from PIE *plath-yein, from root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)). Sense of "liquid part of blood" is from 1845; that of "ionized gas" is 1928.
word-forming element meaning "a growth, a development; something molded," from Greek -plasma, from plasma "something molded or created" (see plasma).
The liquid part of blood or lymph. Blood plasma is mainly water; it also contains gases, nutrients, and hormones. The red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are all suspended in the plasma of the blood.