Origin of plasma
OTHER WORDS FROM plasmaplas·mat·ic [plaz-mat-ik], /plæzˈmæt ɪk/, plasmic, adjective
How to use plasma in a sentence
In a supernova, the plasma streaming outward in the explosion meets the plasma of the interstellar medium.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
Meanwhile, electrons in the plasma are far lighter and more liable to get tripped up by Earth’s magnetic field lines — giving those particles a much bumpier ride through the air.STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought|Maria Temming|November 12, 2020|Science News
However, plasma cells in the membranes formed a mesh made of IgA antibodies around the pathogen, blocking its entry.Protecting the brain from infection may start with a gut reaction|Aayushi Pratap|November 11, 2020|Science News
Convalescent plasma treatment is an old idea—doctors even used it during the 1918 flu pandemic—but previous research hasn’t shown it to be incredibly useful or effective.
The machine consists of a doughnut-shaped chamber used to contain an incredibly hot plasma made up of two different isotypes of hydrogen fusing together to create helium and a huge amount of energy as a byproduct.New Reactor Design Could Produce First Ever Energy-Positive Fusion Reaction|Edd Gent|October 5, 2020|Singularity Hub
He found, too, that his first shrewd guess was correct—their bodies were of vegetable matter, rather than proto-plasmic.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
The effective stimulus in a plasmic substance is dependent on its own nature and the influence which it receives from without.
A plasmic substance causes definite chemical and physical changes only when it is present in a certain condition of motion.
Ferval saw plasmic dew become anthropoidal apes, fiercely roaming primeval forests in search of prey.Visionaries|James Huneker
Out near Pluto, where the system is even colder, there may be other forms of this frigi-plasmic life, if I may coin a word.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
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.