defibrinate

verb
de·​fi·​brin·​ate | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌnāt How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) , -ˈfī- \
defibrinated; defibrinating

Definition of defibrinate

transitive verb

: to remove fibrin from (blood)

Other Words from defibrinate

defibrination \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌfi-​brə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) , -​ˌfī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of defibrinate

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Defibrinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defibrinate. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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defibrinate

transitive verb
de·​fi·​brin·​ate | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌnāt How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) , -ˈfīb- How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) \
defibrinated; defibrinating

Medical Definition of defibrinate

: to remove fibrin from (blood)

Other Words from defibrinate

defibrination \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌfib-​rə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) , -​ˌfīb-​ How to pronounce defibrinate (audio) \ noun

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