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fibrin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fibrin  \Fi"brin\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  fibrine.  See  {Fiber}.]  (Physiol. 
  Chem.) 
  1.  A  white,  albuminous,  fibrous  substance,  formed  in  the 
  coagulation  of  the  blood  either  by  decomposition  of 
  fibrinogen,  or  from  the  union  of  fibrinogen  and 
  paraglobulin  which  exist  separately  in  the  blood.  It  is 
  insoluble  in  water,  but  is  readily  digestible  in  gastric 
  and  pancreatic  juice. 
 
  2.  The  white,  albuminous  mass  remaining  after  washing  lean 
  beef  or  other  meat  with  water  until  all  coloring  matter  is 
  removed;  the  fibrous  portion  of  the  muscle  tissue;  flesh 
  fibrin. 
 
  3.  An  albuminous  body,  resembling  animal  fibrin  in 
  composition,  found  in  cereal  grains  and  similar  seeds; 
  vegetable  fibrin. 
 
  {Fibrin  factors}  (Physiol.),  the  albuminous  bodies, 
  paraglobulin  and  fibrinigen  in  the  blood,  which  by  the 
  action  of  the  fibrin  ferment,  are  changed  into  fibrin,  in 
  coagulation. 
 
  {Fibrin  ferment}  (Physiol.  Chem.),  a  ferment  which  makes  its 
  appearance  in  the  blood  shortly  after  it  is  shed,  and  is 
  supposed  to  be  the  active  agent  in  causing  coagulation  of 
  the  blood,  with  formation  of  fibrin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fibrin 
  n  :  a  white  insoluble  fibrous  protein  formed  by  the  action  of 
  thrombin  on  fibrinogen  when  blood  clots;  it  forms  a 
  network  that  traps  red  cells  and  platelets 




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