Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See germ plasm.
  • n. Variant of plasma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.
  • n. Same as Plasma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.
  • n. In biology, plasma. See bioplasm, deutoplasm, protoplasm, plasmogen, sarcode.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • n. the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes

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Examples

  • Fortunately for you it is the only any kind of plasm that is enticing in any situation.

    We Love You, Elliott Bay

  • He also speaks of the sensitiveness of "plasm," or the substance of "living bodies," as being "only a superior degree of the general irritability of substance."

    A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga

  • Older than flowers, older than ferns, older than foraminiferae, older than plasm altogether is the soul underneath.

    Judith Johnson: Finding A Deeper Love This Valentine's Day

  • It is perhaps fortunate, then, that single celled organisms do not have consciousness or feelings, because if they did the mutant might never have been alive when its sisters all spontaneously lost cohesion of their cell membranes and spilled their plasm all over the primordial ocean.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Michael Leza’s Review Forum

  • Some eugenicists, analogizing from the germ theory of disease, argued that the United States faced an extreme risk of degeneracy due to the unchecked breeding of the physically, mentally, and morally unfit whose defective “germ plasm” threatened to undermine the health and welfare of future generations.

    Curry Reviews Two Books on Eugenics and Law

  • On the other hand, negative eugenics, which came to dominate the politics and policy of the movement in the early 20th Century, focused on controlling or eliminating the polluted "germ plasm" from the population by "scientific" social sorting via primitive IQ tests, by the passage of mandatory sterilization laws, and by segregating "defective" populations.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • November 28th, 2007 at 7: 50 pm chodin says: true story: one of my buddies saw a porno where the "male lead" was about to bust and he goes, "hey - you see that clock over there?" and then the camera cuts to a shot of this clock. then the dude starts polishing his knob and he says "GA-DEEEEESH!!!!!" and blasts his ecto-plasm across the room and kills the clock.

    WRITERS GO KIMBO ON A DEAD HORSE

  • He left out one bit, and that is the final scene where Mayor Sam, Joe B, Solomon and Phil J pilot an ecto-plasm charged 72 foot high statue of Joe Friday through Downtown, while blaring Randy Newman's "I Love LA" over loudspeakers and spraying evil spirit "Bratto" with enough slime to force him forever into a painting to be hung at the new LAPD headquarters.

    Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Monday

  • After all fascistcampaigns like this have occurred before, Nazi Germany being one example:Tobacco was opposed by racial hygienists fearing the corruption of the German "germ plasm" i.e., genetic material, by industrial hygienists fearing a reduction of people's capacity to work, by nurses and midwives fearing harm to the "maternal organism."

    Public Health Mentors - Alan Johnson adopts nazi style mentors.

  • The debut of Kilby's microchip -- the germ plasm of our laptop, hand-held, wall-mounted, broadband, blog-sodden digital age -- merited two paragraphs in the next day's New York Times.

    When the World Tilted--Again

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  • Yet Space itself (like Time) is nothing I can comprehend: a place where motion occurs. A plasm in which matter - concentrations of Space plasm - is organized and enclosed.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor

    June 5, 2008