factor VIII

noun \ -ˈāt \

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

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1954

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factor VIII

noun \ -ˈāt \

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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