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plasminogen

[ plaz-min-uh-juhn, -jen ]
/ plæzˈmɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Biochemistry.

the blood substance that when activated forms plasmin.

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Origin of plasminogen

First recorded in 1940–45; plasmin + -o- + -gen
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British Dictionary definitions for plasminogen

plasminogen
/ (plæzˈmɪnədʒən) /

noun

biochem a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to plasmin on activation
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Medical 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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