Associations to the word «Plasma»


PLASMA, noun. (physics) A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas
PLASMA, noun. (hematology) A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin
PLASMA, noun. (hematology) Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions
PLASMA, noun. (mineralogy) A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments.
PLASMA, noun. (medicine) (dated) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.
PLASMA, noun. (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.
PLASMA ACCELERATION, noun. (physics) A method for accelerating electrically charged particles with a large-amplitude electron plasma wave.
PLASMA ACCELERATIONS, noun. Plural of plasma acceleration
PLASMA ACCELERATOR, noun. (physics) A particle accelerator that uses plasma as the medium of the accelerating field instead of a vacuum, to obtain a larger accelerating gradient.
PLASMA CELL, noun. A form of lymphocyte that produces antibodies when reacted with a specific antigen; a plasmacyte
PLASMA DISPLAY, noun. A flat-screen display, for television or personal computers, consisting of a matrix of cells filled with an inert, ionized gas; three cells (red, green and blue) constituting a single pixel
PLASMA DISPLAYS, noun. Plural of plasma display
PLASMA LAMP, noun. A clear glass orb, filled with a mixture of various gases at low pressure, and driven by high frequency alternating current at high voltage.
PLASMA MEMBRANE, noun. (cytology) The semipermeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell.
PLASMA MEMBRANES, noun. Plural of plasma membrane
PLASMA RIFLE, noun. (science fiction) (weapons) An assault rifle-styled gun that shoots plasma.
PLASMA RIFLES, noun. Plural of plasma rifle
PLASMA SCREEN, noun. A plasma display
PLASMA SCREENS, noun. Plural of plasma screen
PLASMA TV, noun. A television whose display is a plasma display.
PLASMA TVS, noun. Plural of plasma TV
PLASMA WAKEFIELD ACCELERATION, noun. (physics) a method of high-gradient particle acceleration which utilizes the longitudinal electric field of plasma wakefield excited by a laser pulse or bunch of relativistic charged particles; abbreviated as PWFA
PLASMA WAKEFIELD ACCELERATOR, noun. (physics) A device in which a drive beam (either laser or particle) produces a plasma wave ("wakefield") that accelerates charged particles in a relatively short distance.

Dictionary definition

PLASMA, noun. 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.
PLASMA, noun. A green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone.
PLASMA, noun. (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".

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