a globulin occurring in blood and yielding fibrin in blood coagulation.
Origin of fibrinogen
First recorded in 1870–75; fibrino-
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Clotting; in the blood, the result of fibrinogen changing to fibrin.
The fibrinogen levels of all four animals were normal, indicating that there was no acute or chronic inflammation in progress.
Fibrinogen: a proteid substance of the blood and other body fluids, concerned in the production of fibrin.
Into this special class fall myosin (of the muscles), fibrinogen (of the blood) and vitellin (of egg yolk).
Serum, for instance, very quickly loses its power of inducing clotting in fibrinogen solutions.
British Dictionary definitions for fibrinogen
Derived Formsfibrinogenic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) or fibrinogenous (ˌfaɪbrɪˈnɒdʒənəs), adjective
a soluble protein, a globulin, in blood plasma, converted to fibrin by the action of the enzyme thrombin when blood clots
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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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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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