fibrinolysis

[ fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis ]

noun,plural fi·bri·nol·y·ses [fahy-bruh-nol-uh-seez]. /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl əˌsiz/. Biochemistry.
  1. the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.

Origin of fibrinolysis

1
First recorded in 1905–10; fibrino- + -lysis

Other words from fibrinolysis

  • fi·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

fibrinolysis

/ (ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs) /


noun
  1. the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes

Derived forms of fibrinolysis

  • fibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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