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factor VIII

Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for factor VIII

factor VIII

noun
1.
a protein that participates in the clotting of blood. It is extracted from donated serum and used in the treatment of the commonest type of haemophilia, in which it is absent
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factor VIII in Medicine

factor VIII n.
A factor in the clotting of blood, a deficiency of which is associated with hemophilia A. Also called antihemophilic factor, antihemophilic globulin, antihemophilic globulin A, proserum prothrombin conversion accelerator.

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