follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

fibrinolysis

[fahy-bruh-nol-uh-sis] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs/
noun, plural fibrinolyses
[fahy-bruh-nol-uh-seez] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Biochemistry
1.
the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; fibrino- + -lysis
Related forms
fibrinolytic
[fahy-bruh-noh-lit-ik, fahy-brin-l-it-] /ˌfaɪ brə noʊˈlɪt ɪk, faɪˌbrɪn lˈɪt-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for fibrinolysis

fibrinolysis

/ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
Derived Forms
fibrinolytic (ˌfaɪbrɪnəʊˈlɪtɪk) 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
fibrinolysis in Medicine

fibrinolysis fi·bri·nol·y·sis (fī'brə-nŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fi·bri·nol·y·ses (-sēz')
The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.


fi'bri·no·lyt'ic (-nə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fibrinolysis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fibrinolysis

0
22
Scrabble Words With Friends