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fibrinolysin

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

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

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Also called plasmin.

Origin of fibrinolysin

First recorded in 1910–15; fibrino- + lysin
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Medical definitions for fibrinolysin

fibrinolysin
[ fī′brə-nŏlĭ-sĭn ]

n.

plasmin
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