[ fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis ]
/ ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs /
noun, plural fi·bri·nol·y·ses [fahy-bruh-nol-uh-seez]. /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl əˌsiz/. Biochemistry.
the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.
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OTHER WORDS FROM fibrinolysisfi·bri·no·lyt·ic [fahy-bruh-noh-lit-ik, fahy-brin-l-it-], /ˌfaɪ brə noʊˈlɪt ɪk, faɪˌbrɪn lˈɪt-/, adjective
Words nearby fibrinolysis
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinolysis
/ (ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs) /
the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
Derived forms of fibrinolysisfibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for fibrinolysis
[ fī′brə-nŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl. fi•bri•nol•y•ses (-sēz′)
The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.
Other words from fibrinolysisfi′bri•no•lyt′ic (-nə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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