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fibrin

[fahy-brin]
noun
  1. the insoluble protein end product of blood coagulation, formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
  2. Botany. a fibrinlike substance found in some plants; gluten.
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Origin of fibrin

First recorded in 1790–1800; fibr- + -in2
Related formsfi·brin·ous, adjective
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fibrinous

adjective
  1. of, containing, or resembling fibrin
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fibrin

noun
  1. a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
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Word Origin and History for fibrinous

fibrin

n.

blood-clotting substance, 1800, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + chemical suffix -in (2). So called because it is deposited as a network of fibers that cause the blood to clot.

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fibrinous in Medicine

fibrin

(fībrĭn)
n.
  1. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein derived from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
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Related formsfibrin•ous adj.
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fibrinous in Science

fibrin

[fībrĭn]
  1. A fibrous protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and essential to the coagulation of blood. Fibrin works by forming a fibrous network in which blood cells become trapped, thereby producing a clot.
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