plasma etymology

English word plasma comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) πλάσμα

Detailed word origin of plasma

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πλάσμα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
plasma English (eng) (computer graphics, demoscene) A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.. (hematology) A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin. (hematology) Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions. (medicine, dated) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.. [...]