variant of plasmo- before a vowel: plasmapheresis.
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Definition 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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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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Medical definitions for plasm- (1 of 3)
[ plăz′əm ]
Medical definitions for plasm- (2 of 3)
Medical definitions for plasm- (3 of 3)
Material forming cells or tissue:cytoplasm.
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