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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

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]
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This corporation sells its own GM seeds, but also licenses its technologies to thousands of other smaller seed companies, resulting in the proliferation of their germ plasm. They argue that they exist as an open-architecture broad licensing entity.
Cortisol will increase plasm concentration very much.
Has Henrietta Lacks' "germ plasm" or "embryonic substance" (her DNA) provided her with an unbroken, unaltered chain to the present day so that we can claim that HeLa cells are Henrietta Lacks?
plasm," an internal substance unaffected by environment.
No positive PCR was obtained from 117 plasm samples obtained from domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) white, and brown leghorn lineages and also leghorn var (chicken from poultry farm) by the nested-PCR for the UTR-A, and a positive samples was detected in a female adult white leghorn by the ORF-2 PCR.
He said: "Before joining the EU, any germ plasm coming into our island had to go through strict quarantine.
With 15 to 16 soybean lines, the company now outlicenses its own germ plasm nationwide.
Drawing on his experience as psychiatric nurse, Wilkinson is fascinated with the growth and structuring of the psyche itself, both in classic psychoanalytic terms and within the larger context of the subject's society: Slender pickings fall to the lap of the foster-child who chides them into their own spheres, the nuclei of unshockable plasm, home like everything he touches will be compered by the memories they create before dust settles, spawn begins to heave.
Specifically, he discusses the widespread belief in core genetic material known as "germ plasm" which, according to the science of the time, could be altered by environmental factors encountered after birth, such as poisons, illness, psychological shock, and wounds.
(1) According to the same study, the age-adjusted incidence rate for the primary intraspinal neo plasm is 0.5 in females and 0.3 in males per 100,000 population per year.