thromboplastin

noun
throm·​bo·​plas·​tin | \ ˌthräm-bō-ˈpla-stən How to pronounce thromboplastin (audio) \

Definition of thromboplastin

: a complex enzyme found especially in platelets that functions in the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin in the clotting of blood

First Known Use of thromboplastin

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Thromboplastin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thromboplastin. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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thromboplastin

noun
throm·​bo·​plas·​tin | \ ˌthräm-bō-ˈplas-tən How to pronounce thromboplastin (audio) \

Medical Definition of thromboplastin

: a complex enzyme that is found in brain, lung, and other tissues and especially in blood platelets and that functions in the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin in the clotting of blood

called also thrombokinase

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