Dictionary

blood plasma

blood plasma

noun

Definition of BLOOD PLASMA

:  the pale yellow fluid of whole blood that consists of water and its dissolved constituents including especially proteins (as albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins)

First Known Use of BLOOD PLASMA

1858

blood plasma

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLOOD PLASMA

:  the pale yellow fluid portion of whole blood that consists of water and its dissolved constituents including proteins (as albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins), electrolytes (as sodium and chloride), sugars (as glucose), lipids (as cholesterol and triglycerides), metabolic waste products (as urea), amino acids, hormones, and vitamins—compare serum a(1)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: blood plateletPrevious Word in the Dictionary: blood pinkAll Words Near: blood plasma
February 26, 2015
captious Hear it
Tending to find fault and raise objections
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears