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Definition of "plasma" []

  • The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended. It differs from serum in that it contains fibrin and other soluble clotting elements. (noun)
  • Blood plasma. (noun)
  • Medicine Cell-free, sterilized blood plasma, used in transfusions. (noun)
  • Protoplasm or cytoplasm. (noun)
  • The fluid portion of milk from which the curd has been separated by coagulation; whey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plasma" in a sentence
  • "Contact at plasma-devel@kde. org or #plasma on freenode. edit] Project: Kdm frontend using plasma"
  • "The other, plasma, is cyclical; sometimes there's a bad shortfall in plasma supply, and other times there's too much."
  • "They're putting up a screen right now, what we call a plasma screen in this business."