- a protein that is essential to normal blood clotting and is lacking or deficient in persons having hemophilia A. Abbreviation: AHF
Origin of antihemophilic factor
Also called factor VIII.
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antihemophilic factor(ăn′tē-hē′mə-fĭl′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
- factor VIII
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