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plasma

Term: plasma
Origin: Anc Greek
πλάσμα (noun)/plasma(=something formed or molded, an idol) > πλάσσω/plasso(=create, form, mold)
original meaning: a substance without shape
Coined: ?
The term "plasma membrane" was coined by a Swiss botanist Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli (1817 –1891) in 1855 and term plasma cell was coined by German anatomist Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz (1836 -1921, Berlin) in 1875. American chemist and physicist Irving Langmuir (1881-1957) coined the term plasma for one form of the matter after its resemblance to living blood cells

Definition:
In physical sciences, plasma refers to the fourth state of matter (an ionized state of matter similar to a gas) while in medicine and biology plasma is defined as the non-cellular fluid component of blood .

Runon deratives
ectoplasm, protoplasm, cytoplasm, plasmalemma, plasmodium, plasmid,
 

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