factor VIII

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Definition of factor VIII

: a glycoprotein clotting factor of blood plasma that is essential for blood clotting and is absent or inactive in hemophilia A

called also antihemophilic factor

First Known Use of factor VIII

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Factor VIII.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factor%20VIII. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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factor VIII

noun
\ -ˈāt How to pronounce factor VIII (audio) \

Medical Definition of factor VIII

: a glycoprotein clotting factor of blood plasma that is essential for blood clotting and is absent or inactive in hemophilia

called also antihemophilic factor, thromboplastinogen

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