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Princeton's WordNet

  1. germ plasm, plasmnoun

    the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes

  2. 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


  1. plasmnoun

    A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Plasmnoun

    A mould; a matrix in which any thing is cast or formed.

    Etymology: πλάσμα.

    The shells served as plasms or moulds to this sand, which, when consolidated, and afterwards freed from its investient shell, is of the same shape with the cavity of the shell. John Woodward, Natural History.


  1. plasm

    Plasm is a term used in biology to broadly refer to the living substance inside a cell, excluding the cell's nucleus. This includes the cytoplasm and organelles of the cell. It can also refer to a fluid or semi-fluid material. In genetics, "Plasm" can be used as a shortened term for "plasmid," which is a small, circular piece of DNA found in bacteria and other cells.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plasmnoun

    a mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape

  2. Plasmnoun

    same as Plasma

  3. Etymology: [L. plasma anything formed or molded, that which is molded, Gr. , , from to form, mold: cf. F. plasme. Cf. Plasma.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plasm

    plazm, n. a mould or matrix: protoplasm—also Plas′ma.—adjs. Plasmat′ic, -al, plastic, formative; Plas′mic, pertaining to plasma, protoplasmic.—ns. Plasmō′dium, composite masses of primitive protozoa, in which numerous units are fused, or in rare cases simply combined in close contact; Plas′mogen, true protoplasm; Plasmog′ony, the generation of an organism from plasma; Plasmol′ogy, minute or microscopic anatomy, histology.—v.t. Plas′molyse.—n. Plasmol′ysis, the contraction of the protoplasm in active cells under the action of certain reagents.—adj. Plasmolyt′ic.

Anagrams for plasm »

  1. lamps

  2. palms

  3. psalm

  4. slamp

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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