[ dee-fahy-bruh-neyt ]
/ diˈfaɪ brəˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·fi·bri·nat·ed, de·fi·bri·nat·ing. Medicine/Medical.

to remove fibrin from (blood).

Origin of defibrinate

First recorded in 1835–45; de- + fibrin + -ate1

Related forms

de·fi·bri·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for defibrination

  • I should say there is no doubt that it had been artificially treated—probably by defibrination.

    The Red Thumb Mark|R. Austin Freeman

Medicine definitions for defibrination


[ dē-fī′brə-nāshən, -fĭb′rə- ]


The removal of fibrin from blood.

Related forms

de•fibri•nate′ v.
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