What does Plasma mean?

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Plas·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plasma, plasm, blood plasmanoun

    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. plasmanoun

    a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

  3. plasmanoun

    (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"

GCIDE

  1. Plasmanoun

    same as blood plasma.

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

  2. Plasmanoun

    (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.

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

Wiktionary

  1. plasmanoun

    A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

  2. plasmanoun

    A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

  3. plasmanoun

    Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

  4. plasmanoun

    A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments.

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

  5. plasmanoun

    A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

  6. plasmanoun

    A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.

    Etymology: From πλάσμα

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plasmanoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

  2. Plasmanoun

    the viscous material of an animal or vegetable cell, out of which the various tissues are formed by a process of differentiation; protoplasm

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

  3. Plasmanoun

    unorganized material; elementary matter

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

  4. Plasmanoun

    a mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments

    Etymology: [See Plasm.]

Freebase

  1. Plasma

    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

  1. Plasma

    plas′ma, n. a green variety of translucent quartz or silica.—adj. Plas′mic. [Gr.,—plassein, to form.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Plasma

    The residual portion of BLOOD that is left after removal of BLOOD CELLS by CENTRIFUGATION without prior BLOOD COAGULATION.

Editors Contribution

  1. plasma

    A type of matter.

    The blood plasma levels were accurate and she was healthy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Plasma

    the liquid portion of animal fluids and cells.

Anagrams for Plasma »

  1. lampas, Palmas, palmas

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plasma in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plasma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Plasma in a Sentence

  1. American Red Cross:

    This initiative is still new and the Red Cross along with our industry partners are working around-the-clock to identify, qualify and collect more convalescent plasma donations to meet urgent patient needs in this rapidly changing environment, we expect to significantly increase collections in the coming days and weeks.

  2. Nick Pope:

    In speculating about exotic atmospheric plasma phenomena the report's author had made the classic mistake of trying to explain one mystery in terms of another.

  3. Eric Topol:

    Here you have different governmental agencies that are at odds, when you give pooled plasma, the chance that you will make a difference is very low.

  4. John Foster:

    The constant activity on the surface of the Sun is punctuated by violent outbursts powered the Sun’s strong magnetic field. Solar flares emit bursts of X-rays that travel outward at the speed of light, coronal mass ejections( CMEs) are giant eruptions of hot gasses from the Sun’s outer atmosphere. As this blast wave of solar material( plasma) streams towards the planets at 1000 km/sec, it sweeps up the magnetic field in its path, creating a magnetized shockwave of the type that struck Earth’s magnetic field on October 8, 2013.

  5. Wayland Bland:

    I was on everything they had -- steroids, full drip, plasma from people that'd had Covid, drugs that they gave my President, (Donald) Trump. And they finally burned it out of me.

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