EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of fibrin
First recorded in
-in 2 Related forms fi·brin·ous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fibrin n.
blood-clotting substance, 1800, from Latin
fibra (see fiber) + chemical suffix -in (2). So called because it is deposited as a network of fibers that cause the blood to clot.
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n. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein derived from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood. Related forms fi ′brin•ous adj.
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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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