fibrinolysin

noun

fi·​bri·​no·​ly·​sin ˌfī-brə-nə-ˈlī-sᵊn How to pronounce fibrinolysin (audio)
: any of several proteolytic enzymes that promote the dissolution of blood clots
especially : plasmin

Word History

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International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fibrinolysin was in 1915

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“Fibrinolysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrinolysin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

fibrinolysin

noun
fi·​bri·​no·​ly·​sin ˌfī-brən-ᵊl-ˈīs-ᵊn How to pronounce fibrinolysin (audio)
: any of several proteolytic enzymes that promote the dissolution of blood clots
especially : plasmin
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