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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

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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