an·​crod ˈan-ˌkräd How to pronounce ancrod (audio)
: a protease obtained from the venom of a southeast Asian pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostomarhodostoma synonym Agkistrodon rhodostoma) that cleaves fibrinogen in the blood and has been investigated for use as an anticoagulant in the treatment and prevention of thrombosis

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“Ancrod.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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