Plasma - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplæzmə|  American pronunciation of the word plasma
Brit.  |ˈplazmə|  British pronunciation of the word 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 (syn: plasm)
- a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
- (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

Examples

the plasma that makes up a star

Our new TV is a 50-inch plasma.

particles in space exist in the form of a plasma

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