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-plasm

1.
a combining form with the meanings “living substance,” “tissue,” “substance of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words:
endoplasm; neoplasm; cytoplasm.
Origin
combining form representing Greek plásma. See plasma
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British Dictionary definitions for -plasm

-plasm

combining form
1.
(in biology) indicating the material forming cells: protoplasm, cytoplasm
Derived Forms
-plasmic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek plasma something moulded; see plasma
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Word Origin and History for -plasm

word-forming element meaning "a growth, a development; something molded," from Greek -plasma, from plasma "something molded or created" (see plasma).

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-plasm in Medicine

-plasm suff.
Material forming cells or tissue: cytoplasm.

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