factor VIII

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Definition of factor VIII

: a glycoprotein clotting factor of blood plasma that is essential for blood clotting and is absent or inactive in hemophilia A

called also antihemophilic factor

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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factor VIII

noun
\ -ˈāt How to pronounce factor VIII (audio) \

Medical Definition of factor VIII

: a glycoprotein clotting factor of blood plasma that is essential for blood clotting and is absent or inactive in hemophilia

called also antihemophilic factor, thromboplastinogen

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