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antihemophilic factor

[an-tee-hee-muh-fil-ik, -hem-uh-] /ˌæn tiˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk, -ˌhɛm ə-/
noun, Biochemistry
a protein that is essential to normal blood clotting and is lacking or deficient in persons having hemophilia A.
Abbreviation: AHF.
Also called factor VIII.
Origin of antihemophilic factor
1945-50; anti- + hemophilic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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antihemophilic factor an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor (ān'tē-hē'mə-fĭl'ĭk, ān'tī-)
Abbr. AHF
See factor VIII.

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