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thrombin

[ throm-bin ]
/ ˈθrɒm bɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme of the blood plasma that catalyzes the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, the last step of the blood clotting process.
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Origin of thrombin

First recorded in 1895–1900; thromb(us) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombin

thrombin
/ (ˈθrɒmbɪn) /

noun
biochem an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot
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Scientific definitions for thrombin

thrombin
[ thrŏmbĭn ]

An enzyme in blood that catalyzes the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin and is essential to the coagulation of blood.
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