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Meaning & Definition of Plasma in English

English

Plasma

/plæzmə/

noun

1. 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

    synonym:
  • plasma
  • ,
  • plasm
  • ,
  • blood plasma

2. A green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

    synonym:
  • plasma

3. (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors

  • A gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons
  • "Particles in space exist in the form of a plasma"
    synonym:
  • plasma