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Blood vs. Plasma

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Bloodnoun

A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.

‘The cultists gathered around a chalice of blood.’;

Plasmanoun

(physics) A state of matter consisting of partially ionized gas

Bloodnoun

A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption (see blood relative, blood relation, by blood).

Plasmanoun

(hematology) A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin

Bloodnoun

(historical) One of the four humours in the human body.

Plasmanoun

(hematology) Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions

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Bloodnoun

A blood test or blood sample.

Plasmanoun

(mineralogy) A variety of green quartz, used in ancient times for making engraved ornaments.

Bloodnoun

The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.

Plasmanoun

A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.

Bloodnoun

(poetic) The juice of anything, especially if red.

Plasmanoun

A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.

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Bloodnoun

(obsolete) Temper of mind; disposition; mood

Plasmanoun

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.

Bloodnoun

(obsolete) A lively, showy man; a rake; a dandy.

Plasmanoun

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

Bloodnoun

A blood horse, one of good pedigree.

Plasmanoun

Unorganized material; elementary matter.

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Bloodnoun

(figurative) Bloodshed.

‘They came looking for blood.’;

Plasmanoun

A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.

Bloodnoun

member of a certain gang.

Plasmanoun

same as blood plasma.

Bloodverb

(transitive) To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.

Plasmanoun

a state of matter in which charged particles such as electrons and atomi nuclei have sufficiently high energy to move freely, rather than be bound in atoms as in ordinary matter; it has some of the properties of a gas, but is a conductor of electricity.

Bloodverb

To let blood (from); to bleed.

Plasmanoun

colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended

Bloodverb

(transitive) To initiate into warfare or a blood sport, traditionally by smearing with the blood of the first kill witnessed.

Plasmanoun

a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

Bloodnoun

The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.

Plasmanoun

(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons;

‘particles in space exist in the form of a plasma’;

Bloodnoun

Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.

‘To share the blood of Saxon royalty.’; ‘A friend of our own blood.’;

Bloodnoun

Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.

‘Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam.’; ‘I am a gentleman of blood and breeding.’;

Bloodnoun

Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.

Bloodnoun

The fleshy nature of man.

‘Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood.’;

Bloodnoun

The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.

‘So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,Till blood for blood atones.’;

Bloodnoun

A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.

‘He was a thing of blood, whose every motionWas timed with dying cries.’;

Bloodnoun

Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.

‘When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.’;

Bloodnoun

A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.

‘Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?’; ‘It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.’;

Bloodnoun

The juice of anything, especially if red.

‘He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.’;

Bloodverb

To bleed.

Bloodverb

To stain, smear or wet, with blood.

‘Reach out their spears afar,And blood their points.’;

Bloodverb

To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.

‘It was most important too that his troops should be blooded.’;

Bloodverb

To heat the blood of; to exasperate.

‘The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.’;

Bloodnoun

the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart;

‘blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries waste products away’; ‘the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions’;

Bloodnoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Bloodnoun

the shedding of blood resulting in murder;

‘he avenged the blood of his kinsmen’;

Bloodnoun

temperament or disposition;

‘a person of hot blood’;

Bloodnoun

a dissolute man in fashionable society

Bloodnoun

people viewed as members of a group;

‘we need more young blood in this organization’;

Bloodverb

smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

Blood

Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves.

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