Christmas factor

noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of Christmas factor

see origin at Christmas disease
Also called factor IX, plasma thromboplastic component. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medical definitions for christmas factor

Christmas factor


factor IX
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