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plasm

 [plazm]
1. plasma.
2. a formative substance; used as a word element in terms such as cytoplasm and hyaloplasm.

plas·ma

(plaz'mă),
1. The proteinaceous fluid (noncellular) portion of the circulating blood, as distinguished from the serum obtained after coagulation. Synonym(s): blood plasma
2. The fluid portion of the lymph.
3. The fluid in which the fat droplets of milk are suspended.
4. A "fourth state of matter" in which, owing to elevated temperature, atoms have broken down to form free electrons and more-or-less stripped nuclei; produced in the laboratory in connection with hydrogen fusion (thermonuclear) research.
5. Highly ionized gas.
Synonym(s): plasm
[G. something formed]

plasm

(plazm)
1. plasma.
2. formative substance (cytoplasm, hyaloplasm, etc.).

-plasm

suffix, Latin, growth, formation

plas·ma

(plaz'mă)
1. The fluid (noncellular) portion of the circulating blood, as distinguished from the serum obtained after coagulation.
Synonym(s): blood plasma.
2. The fluid portion of the lymph.
3. A "fourth state of matter" in which, owing to elevated temperature (about 106 degrees), atoms have broken down to form free electrons and more or less stripped nuclei; produced in the laboratory in connection with hydrogen fusion (thermonuclear) research.
Synonym(s): plasm.
[G. something formed]

plasm

1. plasma.
2. formative substance (cytoplasm, hyaloplasm, etc.).
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As Peter Bowler remarks, "The concept of a germ plasm totally isolated from the rest of the body seemed completely alien to the belief that the organism is an integrated, self-regulating system.
Alcoholism, for example, was believed to be both a cause and a consequence of such degeneration, insofar as it caused damage to the germ plasm and thereby passed alcoholism on to the succeeding generation, which degenerated yet further.
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The strategy has been especially successful for Monsanto, which may already control as much as 90 percent of crop germ plasm (the hereditary material, or genes) in the United States, according to Neil Harl, a retired agricultural law and economics professor at Iowa State University.
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