thrombin

thrombin

[throm-bin]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme of the blood plasma that catalyzes the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, the last step of the blood clotting process.

Origin:
1895–1900; thromb(us) + -in2

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thrombin (ˈθrɒmbɪn)
 
n
biochem an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot

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thrombin throm·bin (thrŏm'bĭn)
n.
An enzyme in blood formed from prothrombin that facilitates blood clotting by reacting with fibrinogen to form fibrin. Also called thrombase.

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thrombin   (thrŏm'bĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
An enzyme in blood that catalyzes the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin and is essential to the coagulation of blood.
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