prothrombin

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pro·​throm·​bin | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈthräm-bən How to pronounce prothrombin (audio) \

Definition of prothrombin

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

First Known Use of prothrombin

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Prothrombin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prothrombin. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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prothrombin

noun
pro·​throm·​bin | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈthräm-bən How to pronounce prothrombin (audio) \

Medical Definition of prothrombin

: 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

Other Words from prothrombin

prothrombic \ -​bik How to pronounce prothrombin (audio) \ adjective

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