fibrinogen

[ fahy-brin-uh-juhn ]

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

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Origin of fibrinogen

1
First recorded in 1870–75; fibrino- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinogen

fibrinogen

/ (fɪˈbrɪnədʒən) /


noun
  1. a soluble protein, a globulin, in blood plasma, converted to fibrin by the action of the enzyme thrombin when blood clots

Derived forms of fibrinogen

  • fibrinogenic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) or fibrinogenous (ˌfaɪbrɪˈnɒdʒənəs), adjective

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Scientific definitions for fibrinogen

fibrinogen

[ fī-brĭnə-jən ]


  1. 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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