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variant of plasmo- before a vowel: plasmapheresis.
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Other definitions for plasm- (2 of 2)
a combining form with the meanings “living substance,” “tissue,” “substance of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words: endoplasm; neoplasm; cytoplasm.
Origin of -plasm
Combining form representing Greek plásma.See plasma
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How to use plasm- in a sentence
Are acquired powers transmitted to posterity, or is the germ plasm unaffected by its environment?
It would seem that a stemonitis, for example, must owe the rise of the spore-plasm to the play of different machinery.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
But this difference is easily explained by their difference in consistency, the crystal being solid and the plasm semi-fluid.
The "miracle of life" is in essence nothing but the metabolism of the living matter, or of the plasm.
In my opinion, this paradoxical theory of death has no more basis than the germ-plasm theory he has ingeniously connected with it.
British Dictionary definitions for plasm- (1 of 2)
/ (ˈplæzəm) /
protoplasm of a specified typegerm plasm
a variant of plasma
British Dictionary definitions for plasm- (2 of 2)
n combining form
(in biology) indicating the material forming cellsprotoplasm; cytoplasm
Derived forms of -plasm-plasmic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -plasm
from Greek plasma something moulded; see plasma
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