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plasmalogen

[ plaz-mal-uh-jin, -jen ]
/ plæzˈmæl ə dʒɪn, -ˌdʒɛn /
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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.
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Origin of plasmalogen

1920–25; plasm- + al(kali) + -o- + -gen
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