: 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 1 Dec. 2023.

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