Definition of Plasmalogen

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of phospholipids, found in cell membranes, in which one of the fatty acids is replaced by an aldehyde (connected to the glycerol with an unsaturated ether linkage) ¹



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Medical Definition of Plasmalogen

1. A group of glycerol based phospholipids in which the aliphatic side chains are not attached by ester linkages. Widespread distribution, found mainly in brain and spinal cord tissue. Less easily studied than the acyl phospholipids. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plasmalogen

plasmacytoma
plasmacytoma of bone
plasmacytosis
plasmagel
plasmagels
plasmagene
plasmagenes
plasmakinase
plasmakinins
plasmal reaction
plasmalemma
plasmalemmae
plasmalemmas
plasmalemmata
plasmalike
plasmalogen (current term)
plasmalogenase
plasmalogenic
plasmalogens
plasmals
plasmanylethanolamine desaturase
plasmapause
plasmaphereses
plasmapheresis
plasmapheretic
plasmas
plasmasol
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plasmasonic
plasmasphere

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