fibrin


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.

noun

  1. a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
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.

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.

  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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