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Meaning of plasmalogen

plas•mal•o•gen

Pronunciation: (plaz-mal'u-jin, -jen"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of the class of phosphatides that contain an aldehyde of a fatty acid, found in heart and skeletal muscle, the brain, the liver, and in eggs.
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