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Webster 1913 Edition


Fibrin

Fi′brin

,
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fibrin

FI'BRIN

,
Noun.
[See Fiber.] A peculiar organic compound substance found in animals and vegetables. It is a soft solid, of a greasy appearance, which softens in air, becoming viscid, brown and semitransparent, but is insoluble in water. It is the chief constituent of muscular flesh.

Definition 2022


fibrin

fibrin

English

Noun

fibrin (usually uncountable, plural fibrins)

  1. A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood.
  2. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
  3. An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.

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Verb

fibrin (third-person singular simple present fibrins, present participle fibrining, simple past and past participle fibrined)

  1. Apply fibrin sealant to a surgical site to either stop bleeding or for surgical flap closure

References

  • fibrin in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911