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fibrin

[fahy-brin]
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noun
  1. the insoluble protein end product of blood coagulation, formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
  2. Botany. a fibrinlike substance found in some plants; gluten.

Origin of fibrin

First recorded in 1790–1800; fibr- + -in2
Related formsfi·brin·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinous

fibrinous

adjective
  1. of, containing, or resembling fibrin

fibrin

noun
  1. a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
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Word Origin and History for fibrinous

fibrin

n.

blood-clotting substance, 1800, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + chemical suffix -in (2). So called because it is deposited as a network of fibers that cause the blood to clot.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

fibrinous in Medicine

fibrin

([object Object])
n.
  1. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein derived from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
Related formsfibrin•ous adj.
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fibrinous in Science

fibrin

[fībrĭn]
  1. A fibrous protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and essential to the coagulation of blood. Fibrin works by forming a fibrous network in which blood cells become trapped, thereby producing a clot.
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