clotting factor

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clotting factor
 
n
Also called: coagulation factor any one of a group of substances, including factor VIII, the presence of which in the blood is essential for blood clotting to occur

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clotting factor n.
Any of various plasma components involved in the clotting of blood, including fibrinogen, prothrombin, thromboplastin, and calcium ion. Also called coagulation factor.

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clotting factor   (klŏt'ĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various components of plasma involved in the coagulation of blood, including fibrinogen, prothrombin, and calcium ions. Hereditary deficiency of clotting factors can cause coagulation disorders such as hemophilia.
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