plasminogen

[ plaz-min-uh-juhn, -jen ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. the blood substance that when activated forms plasmin.

Origin of plasminogen

1
First recorded in 1940–45; plasmin + -o- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for plasminogen

plasminogen

/ (plæzˈmɪnədʒən) /


noun
  1. biochem a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to plasmin on activation

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