[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. defiberize,
  2. defibrate,
  3. defibrillate,
  4. defibrillation,
  5. defibrillator,
  6. defibrination,
  7. deficience,
  8. deficiency,
  9. deficiency account,
  10. deficiency disease

Origin of defibrinate

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

Related formsde·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 formsde•fibri•nate′ v.

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