a television set with a flat-panel screen containing many gas-filled cells that are converted into a plasma when subjected to an electric current, forming the pixels of the display.
[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 […]
[plaz-mid] /ˈplæz mɪd/ noun, Microbiology. 1. a segment of DNA independent of the chromosomes and capable of replication, occurring in bacteria and yeast: used in recombinant DNA procedures to transfer genetic material from one cell to another. /ˈplæzmɪd/ noun 1. a small circle of bacterial DNA that is independent of the main bacterial chromosome. Plasmids […]
[plaz-min] /ˈplæz mɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . /ˈplæzmɪn/ noun 1. a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots plasmin plas·min (plāz’mĭn) n. An enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and esters of arginine and histidine and converts fibrin to soluble products. Also called fibrinase, fibrinolysin.
[plaz-min-uh-juh n, -jen] /plæzˈmɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. the blood substance that when activated forms . /plæzˈmɪnədʒən/ noun 1. (biochem) a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to plasmin on activation plasminogen plas·min·o·gen (plāz-mĭn’ə-jən) n. The inactive precursor to plasmin that is found in body fluids and blood plasma. Also called profibrinolysin.