plasminogen

[plaz-min-uh-juh n, -jen]

noun Biochemistry.

the blood substance that when activated forms plasmin.

Nearby words

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

Origin of plasminogen

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

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British Dictionary definitions for plasminogen

plasminogen

noun

biochem a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to plasmin on activation
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Medicine definitions for plasminogen

plasminogen

[plăz-mĭnə-jən]

n.

The inactive precursor to plasmin that is found in body fluids and blood plasma.profibrinolysin

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