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fibrin

[ fahy-brin ]
/ ˈfaɪ brɪn /
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noun
the insoluble protein end product of blood coagulation, formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
Botany. a fibrinlike substance found in some plants; gluten.

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Origin of fibrin

First recorded in 1790–1800; fibr- + -in2

OTHER WORDS FROM fibrin

fi·brin·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrin

fibrin
/ (ˈfɪbrɪn) /

noun
a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
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Scientific definitions for fibrin

fibrin
[ fībrĭn ]

A fibrous protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and essential to the coagulation of blood. Fibrin works by forming a fibrous network in which blood cells become trapped, thereby producing a clot.
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