thrombin

noun throm·bin \ ˈthräm-bən \

Definition of thrombin

: a proteolytic enzyme that is formed from prothrombin and facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin

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thrombin

noun throm·bin \ ˈthräm-bən \

medical Definition of thrombin

: a proteolytic enzyme formed from prothrombin that facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin and that is used in the form of a powder as a topical hemostatic called also thrombase

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