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verb (used with object), de·fi·bri·nat·ed, de·fi·bri·nat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. to remove fibrin from (blood).
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Origin of defibrinate

First recorded in 1835–45; de- + fibrin + -ate1
Related formsde·fi·bri·na·tion, noun
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  • I should say there is no doubt that it had been artificially treated—probably by defibrination.

    The Red Thumb Mark

    R. Austin Freeman

defibrination in Medicine


(dē-fī′brə-nāshən, -fĭb′rə-)
  1. The removal of fibrin from blood.
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Related formsde•fibri•nate′ v.
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