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blood plasma

the plasma or liquid portion of human blood.
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Examples from the web for blood plasma
  • The colorless liquid lymph has about the same composition as the blood plasma.
  • Nephrons are tiny tubes that filter the blood plasma, adjust and then return optimized fluid to the body.
British Dictionary definitions for blood plasma

blood plasma

the pale yellow fluid portion of the blood; blood from which red and white blood cells and platelets have been removed
a sterilized preparation of this fluid for use in transfusions
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blood plasma in Medicine

blood plasma n.
The yellow or gray-yellow, protein-containing fluid portion of blood in which the blood cells and platelets are normally suspended.

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blood plasma in Science
blood plasma  
The clear, liquid part of the blood, composed mainly of water and proteins, in which the blood cells are suspended. The blood plasma of mammals also contains platelets.
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