Christmas factor


noun Biochemistry.

a blood constituent necessary for clotting, the absence of which is characterized by a hemophilialike condition.

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Also called factor IX, plasma thromboplastic component.

Origin of Christmas factor

see origin at Christmas disease
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Medical definitions for Christmas factor

Christmas factor

n.

factor IX
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