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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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1. (Biology) protoplasm of a specified type: germ plasm.
2. (Biology) a variant of plasma
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Noun1.plasm - the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes
living substance, protoplasm - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
2.plasm - the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspendedplasm - the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
ECF, extracellular fluid - liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid; "the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"
plasma protein - any of the proteins in blood plasma
gamma globulin, human gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
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"And that the germ plasm is different from the parthenogenetic egg?"
They had also screened high yielding and rust resistant wheat lines out of CIMMYT germ plasm. Rahman et al.
Calf care is not only essential for sustainance of dairy industry but also for preserving and maintaining our good quality germ plasm. Important aspects in calf rearing are health and nutrition management (Tiwari et al., 2007).
He was of the view that if any country introduces some new technology or develops some new germ plasm, it must be experimented in other countries for the mutual benefit of all the countries.
Known for formulating the germ plasm theory, which placed heredity in the germ cells--through the nuclei of the egg and sperm cells--the heretofore relatively unknown, August Weismann, is profiled in ChurchillEs intellectual biography for the first time.
and so saw, as if risen up from a kind of community plasm,
The center introduced the first germ plasm of riverine buffalo and improved the testing of carabao crossbreds.
In October, Bulgaria will send the first samples of seed germ plasm of typical Bulgarian crop varieties to the Global Seed Vault in Norway, also known as the Noah's Ark.
Joonas Plasm's dissertation demonstrates a new measuring method which makes it possible to easily measure the quantity and quality of sleep in your own bed.
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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a malignant neo- plasm of epithelial cells exhibiting squamous differentiation as characterised by the formation of kera- tin and the presence of intercellular bridges.1 These squamous cells form the lining epithelium of skin, oral cavity, oesophagus, rectum, vagina etc.