fibrinolysis

noun

fi·​bri·​no·​ly·​sis ˌfī-brə-nə-ˈlī-səs How to pronounce fibrinolysis (audio) -brə-ˈnä-lə-səs How to pronounce fibrinolysis (audio)
: the usually enzymatic breakdown of fibrin
fibrinolytic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fibrinolysis was in 1907

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“Fibrinolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrinolysis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fibrinolysis

noun
fi·​bri·​no·​ly·​sis -ˈī-səs How to pronounce fibrinolysis (audio) -brə-ˈnäl-ə-səs How to pronounce fibrinolysis (audio)
plural fibrinolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce fibrinolysis (audio)
: the usually enzymatic breakdown of fibrin
fibrinolytic adjective

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