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.

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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