factor XIII

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\ -ˌthər(t)-ˈtēn, -ˈthər(t)- How to pronounce factor XIII (audio) \

Medical Definition of factor XIII

: a clotting factor that is catalyzed by thrombin during the final stage of clot formation to an active form which cross-links strands of fibrin resulting in a stable, insoluble clot

called also fibrinase

— see transglutaminase

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“Factor XIII.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/factor%20XIII. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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