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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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The days of depressurisation and outgassing lead to a decay of the spacecraft s orbit while waiting for the operational requirements to be met for switching on the plasmic propulsion.
In contrast, Newman defined his plasmic style as an effort to use the abstract forms that Mondrian had developed to dig into, not transcend, the immanent 'world-mystery'.
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So in addition to representing a horrific fantasy of introjection in the sense of literal incorporation, gauna also function as images of introjection in Ferenczi's more plasmic sense: the introjected object that remains external to the ego, an ego no longer solely housed in an individual body, but distributed across A BODY.
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Brown stain represent cells that had been treated with cis-platin for 24 hours the positive control in this experiment which strange- ly enough didn't stain positive for caspase activity although the cells did show morphological changes consistent with those seen in apoptosis namely cyto- plasmic and chromatin condensation in some cases fragmentation of the cell.
Zinc affects the metabolism of thyroid hormones in children with Down's syndrome: normalization of thyroid stimulating hormone and of reversal triiodothryonine plasmic levels by dietary zinc supplementation.
Increased resistance to plasmic degradation of fibrin with highly crosslinked alpha-polymer chains formed at high factor XIII concentrations.
The researchers also compared all six different types of IVF procedures available in Sweden and whether intracy to plasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was used.
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Cyto plasmic aggregate traps polyglutaminecontainig proteins and block axonal transport in a Drosophila model of Huntington's disease.