Blood plasma(Physiol.), the colorless fluid of the blood, in which the red and white blood corpuscles are suspended.Muscle plasma(Physiol.), the fundamental part of muscle fibers, a thick, viscid, albuminous fluid contained within the sarcolemma, which on the death of the muscle coagulates to a semisolid mass.

(Plas*mat"ic Plas*mat"ic*al) a.

1. Forming; shaping; molding. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to plasma; having the character of plasma; containing, or conveying, plasma.

1. To splash, as water.

2. To splash or sprinkle with coloring matter; as, to plash a wall in imitation of granite.

(Plash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plashing.] [OF. plaissier, plessier, to bend. Cf. Pleach.] To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of; as, to plash a hedge. Evelyn.

(Plash), n. The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.

(Plash"et) n. [Plash + - et.] A small pond or pool; a puddle.

(Plash"ing), n.

1. The cutting or bending and intertwining the branches of small trees, as in hedges.

2. The dashing or sprinkling of coloring matter on the walls of buildings, to imitate granite, etc.

(Plash"oot) n. A hedge or fence formed of branches of trees interlaced, or plashed. [Obs.] Carew.

(Plash"y) a. [From 1st Plash.]

1. Watery; abounding with puddles; splashy. "Plashy fens." Milton. "The plashy earth." Wordsworth.

2. Specked, as if plashed with color. Keats.

(Plasm) n. [L. plasma anything formed or molded, that which is molded, Gr. from to form, mold: cf. F. plasme. Cf. Plasma.]

1. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape. [R.] Woodward.

2. (Biol.) Same as Plasma.

(Plas"ma) n. [See Plasm.]

1. (Min.) A variety of quartz, of a color between grass green and leek green, which is found associated with common chalcedony. It was much esteemed by the ancients for making engraved ornaments.

2. (Biol.) The viscous material of an animal or vegetable cell, out of which the various tissues are formed by a process of differentiation; protoplasm.

3. Unorganized material; elementary matter.

4. (Med.) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments. U. S. Disp.

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