clotting factor

noun

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

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1916

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clotting factor

noun clot·ting factor \ ˈklät-iŋ- \

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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