Definition of myogen in English:

myogen

noun

Biochemistry
  • Originally: a protein found in muscle-plasma, believed to be the soluble precursor of myosin (now historical). Later (more fully "myogen A", "myogen B", "myogen I", "myogen II", etc.): any of a group of soluble proteins obtained by extraction of muscle with cold water, most of which have been identified as glycolytic enzymes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From myo- + -gen, after German Myogen, shortened from Myosinogen.

Pronunciation

myogen

/ˈmʌɪə(ʊ)dʒ(ə)n/