fibrin

noun
fi·​brin | \ ˈfī-brən How to pronounce fibrin (audio) \

Definition of fibrin

: a white insoluble fibrous protein formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin especially in the clotting of blood

Other Words from fibrin

fibrinous \ ˈfī-​brə-​nəs How to pronounce fibrin (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fibrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This disease is the progressive blockage of arteries with plaque that’s made up of cholesterol, other fatty materials and fibrin (a blood-clotting protein). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2022 Red blood cells and platelets then form a plug at the injury site while fibrin protein strands strengthen it, Cosmos reports. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 June 2022 Platelets release fibrin products to form a clot and seal the wound. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2022 These materials include collagen—the most abundant protein in the dermis, or middle layer of the skin—and fibrin, a protein needed for wound healing. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of fibrin

1800, in the meaning defined above

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29 Aug 2022

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“Fibrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrin. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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fibrin

noun
fi·​brin | \ ˈfī-brən How to pronounce fibrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibrin

: a white insoluble fibrous protein formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin especially in the clotting of blood

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