plasmin

[ plaz-min ]
/ ˈplæz mɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

Origin of plasmin

First recorded in 1865–70; plasm- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for plasmin

plasmin

/ (ˈplæzmɪn) /

noun

a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots

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Medicine definitions for plasmin

plasmin

[ plăzmĭn ]

n.

An enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and esters of arginine and histidine and converts fibrin to soluble products.fibrinase fibrinolysin

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