antihemophilic-factor

antihemophilic factor

[an-tee-hee-muh-fil-ik, -hem-uh-]
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:
1945–50; anti- + hemophilic

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antihemophilic factor an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor (ān'tē-hē'mə-fĭl'ĭk, ān'tī-)
n.
Abbr. AHF
See factor VIII.

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