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fibrinolysis

[fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis]
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noun, plural fi·bri·nol·y·ses [fahy-bruh-nol-uh-seez] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl əˌsiz/. Biochemistry.
  1. the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.

Origin of fibrinolysis

First recorded in 1905–10; fibrino- + -lysis
Related formsfi·bri·no·lyt·ic [fahy-bruh-noh-lit-ik, fahy-brin-l-it-] /ˌfaɪ brə noʊˈlɪt ɪk, faɪˌbrɪn lˈɪt-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinolysis

fibrinolysis

noun
  1. the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
Derived Formsfibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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fibrinolysis in Medicine

fibrinolysis

(fī′brə-nŏlĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fi•bri•nol•y•ses (-sēz′)
  1. The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.
Related formsfi′bri•no•lytic (-nə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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