1. the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
Syn: ↑plasma, ↑blood plasma
Hypernyms: ↑extracellular fluid, ↑ECF
Substance Meronyms: ↑plasma protein, ↑gamma globulin, ↑human gamma globulin
2. the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes
Syn: ↑germ plasm
Hypernyms: ↑protoplasm, ↑living substance

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