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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLASMA

You could have given me a shot of plasma and said it was a powerful new drug.

There is a saturation of the membrane with an excess of plasma.

Some waste products, to be spoken of later, are also found in the plasma.

Differences are also found in the chemical composition of the plasma.

Later, when the last of the plasma had been used, they could finally relax.

Doc noticed that Chris would get no plasma, while he was scheduled for everything.

What the plasma is to the blood, the lymph is to the nerves.

But the drink we partook of as we awoke is a plasma that will very quickly restore the lost body elements.

In the case of the infiltrated gland the supply of this plasma is cut off in both directions.

McLean stared at the ooze of blood and plasma and set his lips against the pain.

WORD ORIGIN

1712, "form, shape" (earlier plasm), from Late Latin plasma, from Greek plasma "something molded or created," hence "image, figure; counterfeit, forgery; formed style, affectation," from plassein "to mold," originally "to spread thin," from PIE *plath-yein, from root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)). Sense of "liquid part of blood" is from 1845; that of "ionized gas" is 1928.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLASMA

blood

nounred body fluid
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