fibrinogen

noun
fi·​brin·​o·​gen | \fī-ˈbri-nə-jən \

Definition of fibrinogen 

: a plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation

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Meanwhile another venom protein, disintegrin, acted as a magnet to my platelets and fibrinogen, molecular components that help blood clot. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "A Rattle with Death in Yosemite," 20 June 2018 In this complex process known as a coagulation cascade, an enzyme in your blood called thrombin allows a protein called fibrinogen to form a net-like structure that hardens and contracts. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Stop a Cut From Bleeding So You Can Get Back to Your Life," 15 Dec. 2017 Exactly what will be in thread, Page isn’t quite sure — maybe collagens, maybe fibrinogens. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, "Pentagon Plan to Regrow Limbs: Phase One, Complete," 25 Mar. 2009

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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fibrinogen

noun
fi·​brin·​o·​gen | \fī-ˈbrin-ə-jən \

Medical Definition of fibrinogen 

: a plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation

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