- 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
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Clotting; in the blood, the result of fibrinogen changing to fibrin.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The color of the clot is due to the entanglement of the corpuscles with the fibrin.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene
Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Further, Schtzenberger showed that the fibrin in undergoing this transformation had taken on 3.97 per cent.On Digestive Proteolysis
R. H. Chittenden
Fibrin, or the elements which compose it, also escapes to infiltrate the mucous membrane and remain upon its surface.
However, it has been rendered probable that the amyloid deposit has close affinities with fibrin.
- a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
Word Origin and History for fibrin
- An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein derived from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
- 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.