plasmalogen

noun

plas·​mal·​o·​gen plaz-ˈmal-ə-jən, -ˌjen How to pronounce plasmalogen (audio)
: any of a group of phospholipids in which a fatty acid group is replaced by a fatty aldehyde and which include lecithins, phosphatidylethanolamines, and phosphatidylserines

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“Plasmalogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plasmalogen. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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