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

First Known Use of clotting factor

1916


Medical Dictionary

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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