plasminogen

plasminogen

[plaz-min-uh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biochemistry.
the blood substance that when activated forms plasmin.

Origin:
1940–45; plasmin + -o- + -gen

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plasminogen (plæzˈmɪnədʒən)
 
n
biochem a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to plasmin on activation

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plasminogen plas·min·o·gen (plāz-mĭn'ə-jən)
n.
The inactive precursor to plasmin that is found in body fluids and blood plasma. Also called profibrinolysin.

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