prostacyclin

[ pros-tuh-sahy-klin ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a prostaglandin, C20H32O5, that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots.

Origin of prostacyclin

1
1975–80; prosta(te) + cycl(ic) + -in2, on the model of prostaglandin

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