fibrinolysin

[ fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sin ]
/ ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a proteolytic enzyme, formed in the blood from plasminogen, that causes the breakdown of the fibrin in blood clots.

Nearby words

  1. fibrinogenic,
  2. fibrinogenolysis,
  3. fibrinogenopenia,
  4. fibrinoid,
  5. fibrinoid degeneration,
  6. fibrinolysis,
  7. fibrinolytic purpura,
  8. fibrinopeptide,
  9. fibrinopurulent,
  10. fibrinous

Origin of fibrinolysin

First recorded in 1910–15; fibrino- + lysin

Also called plasmin.

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Medicine definitions for fibrinolysin

fibrinolysin

[ fī′brə-nŏlĭ-sĭn ]

n.

plasmin

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