a combining form with the meaning “growth, cellular multiplication,” of the kind specified by the initial element:
indicating growth, development, or change: hypoplasia
word-forming element in biology and medicine denoting “formation, growth, development,” from Modern Latin -plasia, from Greek plasis “molding, formation,” from plassein “to mold” (see plasma).
-plasia or -plasy
Growth; development: achondroplasia.
1. variant of before a vowel: plasmapheresis. 1. a combining form with the meanings “living substance,” “tissue,” “substance of a cell,” used in the formation of compound words: endoplasm; neoplasm; cytoplasm. [plaz-muh] /ˈplæz mə/ noun 1. Anatomy, Physiology. the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements. 2. Cell Biology. . […]
[plaz-muh] /ˈplæz mə/ noun 1. Anatomy, Physiology. the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements. 2. Cell Biology. . 3. . 4. a green, faintly translucent chalcedony. 5. Physics. a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons. /ˈplæzmə/ noun 1. the clear yellowish fluid […]
- Plasma accelerator globulin
plasma accelerator globulin n. See factor V.
noun 1. a glass globe containing a low density gas and a central electrode that creates lightning-like streams of light.