[ plaz-mal-uh-jin, -jen ]
/ plæzˈmæl ə dʒɪn, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of phosphatides that contain an aldehyde of a fatty acid, found in heart and skeletal muscle, the brain, the liver, and in eggs.

Origin of plasmalogen

1920–25; plasm- + al(kalai) + -o- + -gen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for plasmalogen


[ plăz-mălə-jən, -jĕn′ ]


Any of various glycerophospholipids in which a fatty acid group is replaced by a fatty aldehyde group.
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