Meaning of “fibrin” in the English Dictionary

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"fibrin" in British English

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fibrinnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪb.rɪn/ us /ˈfaɪ.rɪn/ specialized

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  • Fibrin is liberated, and thromboses occur, especially in the liver. 
  • The blood plasma, when taken from the vessels, clots or passes from a fluid into a gelatinous or semi-solid condition, which is due to the formation within it of a network of fine threads termed fibrin. 
  • The raw surface is first covered by a layer of coagulated blood and fibrin. 
  • The serum is almost entirely free from corpuscles, these being entangled in the fibrin. 
  • When the thrombus is formed slowly, it consists of white blood cells with a small proportion of fibrin, and, being deposited in successive layers, has a distinctly laminated appearance on section. 

(Definition of “fibrin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)