plasmotropism plas·mot·ro·pism (plāz-mŏt’rə-pĭz’əm)
A condition in which the bone marrow, spleen, and liver contain strongly hemolytic bodies that cause the destruction of the red blood cells, which are not affected while in the blood.
[plah-see, plas-ee] /ˈplɑ si, ˈplæs i/ noun 1. a village in NE India, about 80 miles (128 km) north of Calcutta: Clive’s victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India. /ˈplæsɪ/ noun 1. a village in NE India, in W Bengal: scene of Clive’s victory (1757) over […]
[plas-ter, plah-ster] /ˈplæs tər, ˈplɑ stər/ noun 1. a composition, as of lime or gypsum, sand, water, and sometimes hair or other fiber, applied in a pasty form to walls, ceilings, etc., and allowed to harden and dry. 2. powdered gypsum. 3. . 4. a solid or semisolid preparation spread upon cloth, plastic, or other […]
[plas-ter-bawrd, -bohrd, plah-ster-] /ˈplæs tərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈplɑ stər-/ noun 1. a material used for insulating or covering walls, or as a lath, consisting of paper-covered sheets of gypsum and felt. /ˈplɑːstəˌbɔːd/ noun 1. a thin rigid board, in the form of a layer of plaster compressed between two layers of fibreboard, used to form or […]
- Plaster bandage
plaster bandage n. A roller bandage impregnated with plaster of Paris and applied moist to make a rigid dressing for a fracture or a diseased joint.