plasmin

noun
plas·​min | \ ˈplaz-mən How to pronounce plasmin (audio) \

Definition of plasmin

: a proteolytic enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots

Examples of plasmin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another recent study in the journal Physiological Reviews noted that people with already high levels of plasmin, a key enzyme that breaks down blood clots, tend to have more severe COVID-19 infection. Dennis Thompson, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of plasmin

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plasmin was circa 1866

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“Plasmin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasmin. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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plasmin

noun
plas·​min | \ -mən How to pronounce plasmin (audio) \

Medical Definition of plasmin

: a proteolytic enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots

More from Merriam-Webster on plasmin

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about plasmin

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