fibrin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fibre +‎ -in (used to form chemical names of proteins, etc)

Noun[edit]

fibrin (uncountable)

  1. A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood.
  2. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
  3. An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.

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Verb[edit]

fibrin (third-person singular simple present fibrins, present participle fibrining, simple past and past participle fibrined)

  1. Apply fibrin sealant to a surgical site to either stop bleeding or for surgical flap closure

References[edit]

  • fibrin in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911