plasminogen

noun
plas·​min·​o·​gen | \ plaz-ˈmi-nə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio) \

Definition of plasminogen

: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

First Known Use of plasminogen

1945, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About plasminogen

Time Traveler for plasminogen

Time Traveler

The first known use of plasminogen was in 1945

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near plasminogen

plasmin

plasminogen

plasmochin

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for plasminogen

Cite this Entry

“Plasminogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasminogen. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for plasminogen

plasminogen

noun
plas·​min·​o·​gen | \ plaz-ˈmin-ə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of plasminogen

: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

called also profibrinolysin

More from Merriam-Webster on plasminogen

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about plasminogen

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!