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Plasma commonly refers to:

  • Plasma (physics), an ionized state of matter similar to a gas
  • Blood plasma, the yellow-colored liquid component of blood, in which blood cells are suspended

Plasma or plasm may also refer to:

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BiologyEdit

  • Cytoplasm, a jelly-like substance that fills cells, suspends and protects organelles
  • Germ plasm, a zone in the cytoplasm determining germ cells
  • Germplasm, describes a collection of genetic resources for an organism
  • Milk plasma or whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained
  • Nucleoplasm, a highly viscous liquid that surrounds the chromosomes and nucleoli
  • Protoplasm, the entire living substance inside the cell membrane or cell wall
  • Plasma cell, white blood cells that secrete large volumes of antibodies

Other uses in scienceEdit

TechnologyEdit

  • Plasma (engine), a real-time 3D game engine from Cyan Worlds
  • Plasma display, a flat-panel electronic visual display technology, commonly used for televisions
  • Plasma effect, a computer-based animated visual effect, used in graphics demonstrations
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces, an umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE

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