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antithrombin

antithrombin

noun an·ti·throm·bin \ˌan-tē-ˈthräm-bən, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of ANTITHROMBIN

:  any of a group of substances that inhibit blood clotting by inactivating thrombin

First Known Use of ANTITHROMBIN

circa 1911

antithrombin

noun an·ti·throm·bin \-ˈthräm-bən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTITHROMBIN

:  any of a group of substances in blood that inhibit blood clotting by inactivating thrombin—compare antiprothrombin, heparin

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