Origin of plasma
Related Words for plasmajuice, beef, muscle, meat, fat, clot, gore, hemoglobin, claret, weight, brawn, food, fatness, corpuscles, cells, plasm, protoplasm, cruor
Examples from the Web for plasma
Contemporary Examples of plasma
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
The last time we detected a plasma oscillation was nine years ago.
Gurnett knew that he could use the vibrations in the plasma to determine its density.
When the frequency goes up, it means the density of the plasma is increasing.
First, he goes online to research all of his options (plasma vs. LCD, makes, models, etc.).Retail's Brave New World
December 9, 2010
Historical Examples of plasma
You could have given me a shot of plasma and said it was a powerful new drug.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
There is a saturation of the membrane with an excess of plasma.
Some waste products, to be spoken of later, are also found in the plasma.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
Differences are also found in the chemical composition of the plasma.
Later, when the last of the plasma had been used, they could finally relax.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
- 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
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.