Origin of plasma
Related formsplas·mat·ic [plaz-mat-ik] /plæzˈmæt ɪk/, plas·mic, adjective
Definition for plasm (2 of 3)
Definition for plasm (3 of 3)
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
British Dictionary definitions for plasm (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for plasm (2 of 3)
n combining form
Derived Forms-plasmic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -plasm
British Dictionary definitions for plasm (3 of 3)
- 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
Derived Formsplasmatic (plæzˈmætɪk) or plasmic, adjective
Word Origin for plasma
Medicine definitions for plasm (1 of 4)
Medicine definitions for plasm (2 of 4)
Medicine definitions for plasm (3 of 4)
Medicine definitions for plasm (4 of 4)
Related formsplas•mat′ic (plăz-măt′ĭk) null adj.
Science definitions for plasm
Culture definitions for plasm (1 of 2)
Culture definitions for plasm (2 of 2)
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.