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Plasma

Plasma

WordNet



noun


(1)   Colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended
(2)   (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"
(3)   A green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
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Etymology


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Noun


  1. A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas
  2. A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin
  3. Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions

Verb


plasma