follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

fibrinogen

[fahy-brin-uh-juh n] /faɪˈbrɪn ə dʒən/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a globulin occurring in blood and yielding fibrin in blood coagulation.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; fibrino- + -gen
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fibrinogen
  • Specifically, serum is the fluid part of blood after a substance called fibrinogen has been removed by clotting.
  • The test employs a customized antibody that attaches to a protein called fibrinogen in blood plasma and allows it to be measured.
British Dictionary definitions for fibrinogen

fibrinogen

/fɪˈbrɪnədʒən/
noun
1.
a soluble protein, a globulin, in blood plasma, converted to fibrin by the action of the enzyme thrombin when blood clots
Derived Forms
fibrinogenic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), fibrinogenous (ˌfaɪbrɪˈnɒdʒənəs) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
fibrinogen in Medicine

fibrinogen fi·brin·o·gen (fī-brĭn'ə-jən)
n.
A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood and is converted to fibrin by thrombin and ionized calcium. Also called factor I.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
fibrinogen in Science
fibrinogen
  (fī-brĭn'ə-jən)   
A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood. It is converted to fibrin by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fibrinogen

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fibrinogen

16
0
Scrabble Words With Friends