defibrinate

verb de·fi·brin·ate \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌnāt , -ˈfī- \

Definition of defibrinate

defibrinated; defibrinating
: to remove fibrin from (blood)

defibrination

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌfi-brə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌfī-\ noun

First Known Use of defibrinate

1845

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defibrinate

transitive verb de·fi·brin·ate \ (ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌnāt , -ˈfīb- \

medical Definition of defibrinate

defibrinated; defibrinating
: to remove fibrin from (blood)

defibrination

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌfib-rə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌfīb-\ noun

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