Origin of plasma
OTHER WORDS FROM plasmaplas·mat·ic [plaz-mat-ik], /plæzˈmæt ɪk/, plasmic, adjective
How to use plasma in a sentence
Supernova remnants and laser experiments exhibit the same physics, despite being very different in their properties, including their size, shock wave speeds and the temperature and density of their electrically charged particles, or plasma.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
Computer simulations of plasma flowing through the atmosphere could test whether the idea is correct.STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought|Maria Temming|November 12, 2020|Science News
More research is needed to classify how many of the plasma cells in the meninges come from the gut, he says.Protecting the brain from infection may start with a gut reaction|Aayushi Pratap|November 11, 2020|Science News
That plasma, however, would also contain antibodies that recognize and attack the coronavirus.
Convalescent plasma contains numerous antibodies from its donor, and only some of them fend off SARS-CoV-2.
They are personified, or rather impersonated, natural power—plasmatic appearances from the crystal-clear, elementary oneness.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
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
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Other words from plasmaplas•mat′ic (plăz-măt′ĭk) null adj.
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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.