plasmin

[plaz-min]

noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. plasmapheretic,
  2. plasmasol,
  3. plasmasphere,
  4. plasmatic,
  5. plasmid,
  6. plasminogen,
  7. plasminogen activator,
  8. plasmo-,
  9. plasmocyte,
  10. plasmodesma

Origin of plasmin

First recorded in 1865–70; plasm- + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for plasmin

plasmin

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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