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1 colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended [syn: plasm]
2 a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
3 (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"

User Contributed Dictionary



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


high energy state of matter
  • Chinese: 電離體, 电离体 (diàn lí tǐ)
  • German: Plasma
  • Hebrew: פלזמה (plazma)
  • Icelandic: rafgas
  • Interlingua: plasma
  • Japanese: プラズマ
  • Norwegian: plasma
  • Portuguese: plasma
  • Romanian: plasmă
  • Russian: плазма (plázma)
  • Spanish: plasma
  • Swedish: plasma
component of blood
  • Chinese: 血浆 (xuè jiāng)
  • German: Plasma
  • Hebrew: פלזמה (plazma)
  • Icelandic: blóðvökvi
  • Interlingua: plasma
  • Japanese: 血漿 (kesshō)
  • Norwegian: plasma
  • Portuguese: plasma
  • Romanian: plasmă
  • Russian: плазма (plázma)
  • Spanish: plasma
  • Swedish: blodplasma, plasma



  1. In the context of "physics|biology|lang=it": plasma


  1. Form of Third-person singular present tense, plasmare
  2. Form of Second-person singular imperative, plasmare#Italian|plasmare



  1. In the context of "physics|biology|lang=pt": plasma



  1. In the context of "physics|biology|lang=es": plasma

Extensive Definition

Plasma may refer to:
  • Blood plasma, the yellow-colored liquid component of blood, in which blood cells are suspended
  • Plasma (physics), an ionized gas, the fourth state of matter
    • Plasma display, a common application of plasma (physics), a flat-panel electronic visual display technology.
  • Milk plasma or whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained
  • Plasma (KDE), a reimplementation and redesign of the KDE free desktop environment for Linux
  • Plasma (mineral), bright green chalcedony, sometimes found with small spots of jasper resembling blood drops
  • Plasma effect, a computer-based animated visual effect, used in graphics demonstrations
  • Plasma (album), the 2003 live album by Trey Anastasio
In cell biology:
  • Cytoplasm, a water-like substance that fills cells
  • Germplasm, describes a collection of genetic resources for an organism
  • Germ plasm, a zone in the cytoplasm determining germ cells
  • Nucleoplasm, a highly viscous liquid that surrounds the chromosomes and nucleoli
  • Protoplasm, the living substance inside the cell

See also

plasma in Arabic: بلازما
plasma in Catalan: Plasma
plasma in Czech: Plazma
plasma in German: Plasma
plasma in Spanish: Plasma
plasma in French: Plasma
plasma in Galician: Plasma (homónimos)
plasma in Italian: Plasma
plasma in Hebrew: פלזמה
plasma in Hungarian: Plazma (egyértelműsítő lap)
plasma in Malay (macrolanguage): Plasma
plasma in Dutch: Plasma
plasma in Japanese: プラズマ (曖昧さ回避)
plasma in Low German: Plasma
plasma in Portuguese: Plasma (desambiguação)
plasma in Russian: Плазма (значения)
plasma in Simple English: Plasma
plasma in Slovak: Plazma
plasma in Slovenian: Plazma
plasma in Serbian: Плазма
plasma in Thai: พลาสมา
plasma in Vietnamese: Plasma (định hướng)
plasma in Turkish: Plazma
plasma in Ukrainian: Плазма
plasma in Urdu: شاکلہ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type, Rhesus factor, antibody, antigen, arterial blood, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture, blood platelet, blood pressure, blood serum, blood substitute, bloodmobile, bloodstream, circulation, clinical dextran, dextran, erythrocyte, globulin, gore, grume, hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope, hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemometer, humor, ichor, isoantibody, leukocyte, lifeblood, neutrophil, opsonin, phagocyte, plasma substitute, red corpuscle, serum, type O, venous blood, white corpuscle
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