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plasma

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A low-density, high-temperature, completely ionized gas, consisting of free atomic nuclei and free electrons. Overall it is electrically neutral. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘fourth...

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plasma

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 62 words.

A state of matter consisting of ions and electrons moving freely. Stars consist of plasma, and plasmas exist in interstellar

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plasma

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 63 words.

A state of matter consisting of ions and electrons moving freely. Stars consist of plasma, and plasmas exist in interstellar space; the ...

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plasma

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 44 words.

(blood plasma) n. the straw-coloured fluid in which the blood cells are suspended. It consists of a solution

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plasma

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

†form; green variety of quartz XVIII; colourless coagulable liquid of blood XIX; ionized gas XX. — late L. plasma mould,

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plasma

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

In physics, an ionized gas that contains about the same amount of positive and negative ions. Plasma, often described

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plasma

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

(blood plasma) n. the straw-coloured fluid in which the blood cells are suspended. It consists of a solution of various inorganic salts of sodium, potassium, calcium, etc., with a high...

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plasma

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 203 words.

A highly ionized gas in which the number of free electrons is approximately equal to the number of positive ions. Sometimes described as the fourth state of matter, plasmas occur in...

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plasma

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 85 words.

The ionized gas produced at extremely high temperatures, as in the Sun and other stars. It contains positive and negative charges in equal numbers. It is a good electrical conductor. In...

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plasma lipoproteins

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 71 words.

a multicomponent complex of proteins and lipids circulating in the plasma. Plasma lipoproteins are grouped by their densities into four

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blood plasma

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 25 words.

the straw-color fluid remaining when the suspended corpuscles have been removed from blood. See plasma lipoproteins, plasma thromboplastin component

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plasma lipoproteins

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 72 words.

a multicomponent complex of proteins and lipids circulating in the plasma. Plasma lipoproteins are grouped by their densities into four

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plasma oscillation

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 122 words.

A *collective oscillation that occurs in a *plasma. To ensure that the plasma is electrically neutral there

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plasma nanoscience

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 37 words.

The study of *plasmas at the nanoscale. Plasmas with such scales are used to modify solids at the same

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plasma oscillation

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 121 words.

A *collective oscillation that occurs in a *plasma. To ensure that the plasma is electrically neutral there

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plasma <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 63 words.

1 The clear, pale yellow liquid component of blood (blood plasma) or lymph (lymph plasma), within which corpuscles and cells

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plasma <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 64 words.

1. The clear, pale yellow liquid component of blood (blood plasma) or lymph (lymph plasma), within which corpuscles and cells

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plasma detector

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 67 words.

A spacecraft instrument used to measure plasmas in interplanetary space and within planetary magnetospheres. Plasmas are a hot state

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plasma protein

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 49 words.

1 any of the numerous proteins present in or derived from blood plasma.

2 such proteins collectively. In mammalian plasma

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plasma nanoscience

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 38 words.

The study of *plasmas at the nanoscale. Plasmas with such scales are used to modify solids at the same scale. In turn, solids at the nanoscale can be used to confine plasmas at this...

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blood plasma

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 25 words.

the straw-color fluid remaining when the suspended corpuscles have been removed from blood. See plasma lipoproteins, plasma thromboplastin component

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