(also plasm /ˈplazəm/)Translate plasma | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
1the colorless fluid part of blood, lymph, or milk, in which corpuscles or fat globules are suspended. plasma taken from donors or blood donated by donors for administering in transfusions. 2an ionized gas consisting of positive ions and free electrons in proportions resulting in more or less no overall electric charge, typically at low pressures (as in the upper atmosphere and in fluorescent lamps) or at very high temperatures (as in stars and nuclear fusion reactors). an analogous substance consisting of mobile charged particles (such as a molten salt or the electrons within a metal). 3a dark green, translucent variety of quartz used in mosaic and for other decorative purposes.