plas·mal·o·gen plaz-'mal-ə-jən, -.jen n 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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a phospholipid, found in brain and muscle, similar in structure to lecithin and cephalin.

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plas·ma·lo·gen (plaz-malґə-jən) any of various phospholipids in which the group at one C1 of glycerol is an ether-linked alcohol in place of an ester-linked fatty acid, found in myelin sheaths of nerve fibers, cell membranes of muscle, and platelets.

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