plasminogen

noun

plas·​min·​o·​gen plaz-ˈmi-nə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio)
: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As illustrated in the figure below, the RBD domain was linked to a human plasminogen activator (tPA) and a V5 tag to allow the immune system to better detect the viral gene segment. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plasminogen was in 1945

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“Plasminogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasminogen. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

plasminogen

noun

plas·​min·​o·​gen plaz-ˈmin-ə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio)
: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

called also profibrinolysin

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