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

Definition of plasmin

: a proteolytic enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots

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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, "Tiny blood clots may make coronavirus more deadly, doctors say," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of plasmin

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Plasmin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of plasmin

: a proteolytic enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots

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