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fibrinolysis

[fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs/
noun, plural fibrinolyses
[fahy-bruh-nol-uh-seez] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Biochemistry
1.
the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; fibrino- + -lysis
Related forms
fibrinolytic
[fahy-bruh-noh-lit-ik, fahy-brin-l-it-] /ˌfaɪ brə noʊˈlɪt ɪk, faɪˌbrɪn lˈɪt-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibrinolysis

fibrinolysis

/ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
Derived Forms
fibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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fibrinolysis in Medicine

fibrinolysis fi·bri·nol·y·sis (fī'brə-nŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fi·bri·nol·y·ses (-sēz')
The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.


fi'bri·no·lyt'ic (-nə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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