plasma, plasm, blood plasma(noun)
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
a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
(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
"particles in space exist in the form of a plasma"
same as blood plasma.
(physics) a state of matter in which charged particles such as electrons and atomi nuclei have sufficiently high energy to move freely, rather than be bound in atoms as in ordinary matter; it has some of the properties of a gas, but is a conductor of electricity. In a typical plasma, the number of positive and negative particles are approximately equal. Plasmas are found naturally in the atmosphere of stars, and can be created in special laboratory apparatus.
Origin: [See Plasm.]
A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas
A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin
Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions
A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments.
A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.
A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.
Origin: From πλάσμα
a variety of quartz, of a color between grass green and leek green, which is found associated with common chalcedony. It was much esteemed by the ancients for making engraved ornaments
the viscous material of an animal or vegetable cell, out of which the various tissues are formed by a process of differentiation; protoplasm
unorganized material; elementary matter
a mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments
Origin: [See Plasm.]
Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter. Heating a gas may ionize its molecules or atoms, thus turning it into a plasma, which contains charged particles: positive ions and negative electrons or ions. Ionization can be induced by other means, such as strong electromagnetic field applied with a laser or microwave generator, and is accompanied by the dissociation of molecular bonds, if present. Plasma can also be created by the application of an electric field on a gas, where the underlying process is the Townsend avalanche. The presence of a non-negligible number of charge carriers makes the plasma electrically conductive so that it responds strongly to electromagnetic fields. Plasma, therefore, has properties quite unlike those of solids, liquids, or gases and is considered a distinct state of matter. Like gas, plasma does not have a definite shape or a definite volume unless enclosed in a container; unlike gas, under the influence of a magnetic field, it may form structures such as filaments, beams and double layers. Some common plasmas are found in stars and neon signs. In the universe, plasma is the most common state of matter for ordinary matter, most of which is in the rarefied intergalactic plasma and in stars. Much of the understanding of plasmas has come from the pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion and fusion power, for which plasma physics provides the scientific basis.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plas′ma, n. a green variety of translucent quartz or silica.—adj. Plas′mic. [Gr.,—plassein, to form.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The residual portion of BLOOD that is left after removal of BLOOD CELLS by CENTRIFUGATION without prior BLOOD COAGULATION.
Is an elementary particle.
Plasmas are by far the most common phase of ordinary matter in the universe, both by mass and by volume. Essentially, all of the visible light from space comes from stars, which are plasmas with a temperature such that they radiate strongly at visible wavelengths.
lampas, Palmas, palmas
The numerical value of Plasma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Plasma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is insufficient clinical basis about the result of plasma treatment among experts in the country.
invention the plasma gun I'd like to see that invention. its a plasma gun that shoot's out beams of white lasers or something.
The plasma supply chain will allow the freezing of blood donations, so that donors can be tested again, once the window has passed for HIV antibodies to appear.
Of course with a doctorate in plasma physics, Claudia Alexander technical credentials were solid, but Claudia Alexander also had a special understanding of how scientific discovery affects us all, and how our greatest achievements are the result of teamwork, which came easily to Claudia Alexander.
As a major natural antioxidant in the body, uric acid has been estimated to account for more than 50 percent of the antioxidant capacity of plasma, with these potentially neuro-protective properties, uric acid has been hypothesized to protect against oxidative stress, a prominent contributor to dopaminergic neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease, which may also play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.
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- plasma, plasma fola, fuilphlasmaIrish
- rafgas, blóðvökviIcelandic
- 血漿, プラズマJapanese
- osocze, plazmaPolish
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