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thrombin

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noun throm·bin \ˈthräm-bən\

Definition of thrombin

  1. :  a proteolytic enzyme that is formed from prothrombin and facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin



Origin of thrombin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


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thrombin

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noun throm·bin \ˈthräm-bən\

Medical Definition of thrombin

  1. :  a proteolytic enzyme formed from prothrombin that facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin and that is used in the form of a powder as a topical hemostatic—called also thrombase




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