[fahy-brin-uh-juh n]

noun Biochemistry.

a globulin occurring in blood and yielding fibrin in blood coagulation.

Nearby words

  1. fibrin calculus,
  2. fibrin/fibrinogen degradation product,
  3. fibrinase,
  4. fibrino-,
  5. fibrinocellular,
  6. fibrinogenemia,
  7. fibrinogenesis,
  8. fibrinogenic,
  9. fibrinogenolysis,
  10. fibrinogenopenia

Origin of fibrinogen

First recorded in 1870–75; fibrino- + -gen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinogen



a soluble protein, a globulin, in blood plasma, converted to fibrin by the action of the enzyme thrombin when blood clots
Derived Formsfibrinogenic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) or fibrinogenous (ˌfaɪbrɪˈnɒdʒənəs), adjective

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Medicine definitions for fibrinogen




A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood and is converted to fibrin by thrombin and ionized calcium.factor I

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Science definitions for fibrinogen



A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood. It is converted to fibrin by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
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