prothrombin

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noun pro·throm·bin \(ˌ)prō-ˈthräm-bən\

Definition of prothrombin

  1. :  a plasma protein produced in the liver in the presence of vitamin K and converted into thrombin in the clotting of blood

Origin and Etymology of prothrombin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


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prothrombin

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noun pro·throm·bin \(ˈ)prō-ˈthräm-bən\

Medical Definition of prothrombin

  1. :  a plasma protein produced in the liver in the presence of vitamin K and converted into thrombin by the action of various activators (as thromboplastin) in the clotting of blood

prothrombic

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