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n. also plasm (plăz′əm)
a. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended. It differs from serum in that it contains fibrin and other soluble clotting elements.
b. Blood plasma, especially when sterilized and depleted of cells for transfusion.
2. Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
3. The fluid portion of milk from which the curd has been separated by coagulation; whey.
4. Physics An electrically neutral, highly ionized phase of matter composed of ions, electrons, and neutral particles. It is distinct from solids, liquids, and gases.
Of or relating to a flat-panel display used in televisions, made up of an array of tiny cells each containing a gaseous mixture of xenon and neon that is changed into a plasma state to illuminate a phosphor coating on the inside of the cell.

[New Latin, from Late Latin, image, figure, from Greek, from plassein, to mold; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

plas·mat′ic (plăz-măt′ĭk), plas′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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2,7) In one study, staining for Ki-67 with MIB-1 plasmic lumina containing erythrocytes (center) (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X200).
Stubbs and Smith (1984) observed that the membrane fluidity increase is directly related to the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids present in the plasmic membrane of the cells that will be frozen.
2006) Up-regulation of transient receptor potential canonical 1 (TRPC1) following sarco (endo) plasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase 2 gene silencing promotes cell survival: a potential role for TRPC1 in Darier's disease.
In contrast, clay-rich (Zp) regolith has a clay-supported fabric typical of the plasmic zone (Anand and Paine 2002) and where segregations of goethite and hematite are less abundant (Fig.