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Plasma


/ˈplazmə/

Noun

(Physics)
1. An electrically conducting medium in which there are roughly equal numbers of positively and negatively charged particles, produced when the atoms in a gas become ionized. It is sometimes referred to as the fourth state of matter, distinct from the solid, liquid, and gaseous states. (global.britannica.com)

2. A collection of charged particles (as in the atmospheres of stars or in a metal) containing about equal numbers of positive ions and electrons and exhibiting some properties of a gas but differing from a gas in being a good conductor of electricity and in being affected by a magnetic field. (merriam-webster.com)

(Hematology)
1. A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin. (wiktionary.org)

2. Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions (wiktionary.org); fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended. (biology-online.org)

(Mineralogy)
1. A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments. (wiktionary.org)

(Medicine, dated)
1. A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments. (wiktionary.org)

2. Acellular, sterilized blood plasma that is used for transfusion. (biology-online.org)

(Computer graphics, demoscene)
1. A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement. (wiktionary.org)

(General)
1. A display (as a television screen) consisting of discrete cells of plasma sandwiched between two layers of glass and electrodes such that each cell emits light when it receives an electric current. (merriam-webster.com)

Syn: Plasm


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