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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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Long before people existed, mollusks were soft plasmic shapes for whom,
The tissue plasminogen activator signal sequence (tPA) is a specific targeting signal that targets the expressed antigen directly to the plasmic reticulum (ER), and therefore obviates the need for the antigen to be processed and translocated to the cytoplasm (Ciernik et al., 1996; Li et al., 1999).
All endpoints of CBMN cytome assay including micronuclei, nuclear buds, nuclear plasmic bridges, apoptotic, and necrotic cells showed statistical dose dependent differences with controls.
Kong, "A pooled analysis of the diagnostic efficacy of plasmic methylated septin-9 as a novel biomarker for colorectal cancer," Biomedical Reports, vol.
In response to a retrospective of Mondrian's work by the Museum of Modern Art in 1945, Newman contrasted the Dutch painter's neoplasticism to his own developing style, which he referred to as plasmic. Although Newman had not yet developed his mature painterly approach and was still wedded to themes borrowed from surrealism, he had already rejected Mondrian's 'bad philosophy' that had reduced abstract painting to the purity of plastic elements in a failed search for spiritual transcendence.
Marder, "Increased resistance to plasmic degradation of fibrin with highly crosslinked a-polymer chains formed at high factor XIII concentrations," Blood, vol.
overexpressed a fusion protein of a transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1, a temperature-sensitive cation channel) and biotin in plasmic membrane and conjugated the fusion protein to streptavid in coated manganese ferrite (Mn[Fe.sub.2][O.sub.4]) nanoparticles; when placed in a radio-frequency magnetic field (0.672 kA/m, 40 MHz) for 30 s, the channel was activated by heat [75].
The effect of acetic acid is attributed to its ability to denature protein, neutralize electrochemical potential of plasmic membrane, and increase its permeability which leads to bacteriostasis and death of the organism [38].
(1992) Inhibitory regulation of cyto plasmic streaming by [Ca.sup.2+] in plant cells.
Nevertheless, although it is considered that the sarco plasmic proteins interfere with gelation of the myofibrillar fraction, several studies have reported that addition of low concentration of sarcoplasmic proteins increased the strength of myofibrillar protein gels (Karthikeyan et al., 2004; Perez-Mateos et al., 2004; Yongsawatdigul and Piyadhammaviboon, 2007; Jafarpour and Gorczyca, 2009).
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.
In addition to the epidermal lesions, microscopic analysis of the lesion tissue from squirrel 15-034 revealed eosinophilic intracyto plasmic inclusion bodies consistent with those seen in squirrel pox infection (Fig.