[ fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis ]
/ ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs /
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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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Origin of fibrinolysis

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
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinolysis

/ (ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs) /


the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes

Derived forms of fibrinolysis

fibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for fibrinolysis

[ fī′brə-nŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. fi•bri•nol•y•ses (-sēz′)

The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.

Other words from fibrinolysis

fi′bri•no•lytic (-nə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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