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plasmalogen

[plaz-mal-uh-jin, -jen] /plæzˈmæl ə dʒɪn, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the class of phosphatides that contain an aldehyde of a fatty acid, found in heart and skeletal muscle, the brain, the liver, and in eggs.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; plasm- + al(kalai) + -o- + -gen
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plasmalogen in Medicine

plasmalogen plas·mal·o·gen (plāz-māl'ə-jən, -jěn')
n.
Any of various glycerophospholipids in which a fatty acid group is replaced by a fatty aldehyde group.

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