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  • plasma plasma  /ˈplæz mə/ ?  the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells,…

    plasma meaning(s) 

    1. (n) the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
    2. (n) a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
    3. (n) (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons

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    plasma usage(s)

    1. Plasma is a has-beenor should be.
    2. Blood plasma pooled from many donors can be rendered free of the dangerous hepatitis virus if kept at room temperature for six months.
  • plasma cell plasma cell  a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen;…
  • plasma membrane plasma membrane  a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm…
  • plasma physics plasma physics  the branch of physics concerned with matter in its plasma phase
  • plasma protein plasma protein  any of the proteins in blood plasma
  • plasma thromboplastin antecedent plasma thromboplastin antecedent  coagulation factor whose deficiency results…
  • plasmablast plasmablast  the precursor of a plasma cell
  • plasmacyte plasmacyte  a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen;…
  • plasmacytoma plasmacytoma  neoplasm of plasma cells (usually in bone marrow)
  • plasmapheresis plasmapheresis  plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the…
  • plasmid plasmid  a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome…
  • plasmid dna plasmid dna  a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome…
  • plasmin plasmin  an enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots
  • plasminogen plasminogen  /ˌplæz ˈmɪ nə dʒɪn/ ?  an inactive form of plasmin that occurs in plasma and is…
  • plasminogen activator plasminogen activator  protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen…
  • plasmodia plasmodia  /plæz ˈmoʊ di ə/ ?  multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages…
  • plasmodial slime mold plasmodial slime mold  a slime mold of the class Myxomycetes
  • plasmodiidae plasmodiidae  malaria parasites
  • plasmodiophora plasmodiophora  type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi…
  • plasmodiophora brassicae plasmodiophora brassicae  a fungus resembling slime mold that causes swellings or…
  • plasmodiophoraceae plasmodiophoraceae  family of fungi often causing hypertrophy in seed plants
  • plasmodium plasmodium  /plæz ˈmoʊ di əm/ ?  multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages…
  • plasmodium vivax plasmodium vivax  parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in…
  • plassey plassey  the victory in 1757 by the British under Clive over Siraj-ud-daula that established…
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