clotting factor


Definition of clotting factor

: any of several plasma components (such as fibrinogen, prothrombin, thromboplastin, and factor VIII) that are involved in the clotting of blood

called also coagulation factor

Examples of clotting factor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Normally, most factor VIII is stabilized in the body by another protein, von Willebrand factor (VWF), which also protects the clotting factor from disintegrating. Rebekah Tuchscherer, Science | AAAS, 9 Sep. 2020 Warfarin and Coumadin work by blocking Vitamin K metabolism in the liver, which is essential to making the body’s clotting factors. Sandy Bauers,, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of clotting factor

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Clotting factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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clotting factor

clot·​ting factor | \ ˈklät-iŋ- How to pronounce clotting factor (audio) \

Medical Definition of clotting factor

: any of several plasma components (as fibrinogen, prothrombin, and thromboplastin) that are involved in the clotting of blood

called also coagulation factor

— see factor viii, plasma thromboplastin antecedent, transglutaminase — compare factor v, factor vii, factor ix, factor x, factor xii, factor xiii

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