antihemophilic factor

[ an-tee-hee-muh-fil-ik fak-ter, -hem-uh- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk ˈfæk tər, -ˌhɛm ə- /
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noun Biochemistry.

a protein that is essential to normal blood clotting and is lacking or deficient in persons having hemophilia A. Abbreviation: AHF



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Also called fac·tor VIII .

Origin of antihemophilic factor

First recorded in 1945–50; anti- + hemophilic
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antihemophilic factor
[ ăn′tē-hē′mə-fĭlĭk, ăn′tī- ]


factor VIII
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