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A proteolytic enzyme that is formed from plasminogen in blood plasma and dissolves the fibrin in blood clots. Also called fibrinolysin.
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(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots
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an enzyme in the blood that dissolves blood clots by breaking down fibrin. Also called fibrinolysin.
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|Noun||1.||plasmin - an enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
plasminogen - an inactive form of plasmin that occurs in plasma and is converted to plasmin by organic solvents
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