factor VIII

Origin of factor VIII

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for factor viii

factor VIII

noun
  1. a protein that participates in the clotting of blood. It is extracted from donated serum and used in the treatment of the commonest type of haemophilia, in which it is absent
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factor viii in Medicine

factor VIII

n.
  1. A factor in the clotting of blood, a deficiency of which is associated with hemophilia A.antihemophilic factor antihemophilic globulin antihemophilic globulin A proserum prothrombin conversion accelerator
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