Origin of plasma
OTHER WORDS FROM plasmaplas·mat·ic [plaz-mat-ik], /plæzˈmæt ɪk/, plasmic, adjective
How to use plasma in a sentence
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness|Abby Haglage|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only that, they are a rich environment for galaxies, hot plasma, and dark matter.The Care and Feeding of Baby Giant Galaxies|Matthew R. Francis|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We did a lot of RD, and came up with a cool, plasma-like energy field that shot out of his hands.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Inside these tubes is the blood proper, consisting of a fluid plasma, the colorless corpuscles, and the red corpuscles.
Lymph, then, is practically blood plasma plus some colorless corpuscles.
It is through their walls that the food and oxygen pass to the tissues, and carbon dioxide is given up to the plasma.
The remainder of the protoplasm probably becomes fluid, and afterwards forms the plasma in which the corpuscles float.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
Plasma, plas′ma, n. a green variety of translucent quartz or silica.
British Dictionary definitions for plasma
- 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 forms of plasmaplasmatic (plæzˈmætɪk) or plasmic, adjective
Word Origin for plasma
Scientific definitions for plasma
Cultural definitions for plasma (1 of 2)
A state of matter in which some or all of the electrons have been torn from their parent atoms. The negatively charged electrons and positively charged ions move independently.
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Cultural definitions for plasma (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.