[fahy-brin] /ˈfaɪ brɪn/
the insoluble protein end product of blood coagulation, formed from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
Botany. a fibrinlike substance found in some plants; gluten.
of, containing, or resembling fibrin
a white insoluble elastic protein formed from fibrinogen when blood clots: forms a network that traps red cells and platelets
blood-clotting substance, 1800, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + chemical suffix -in (2). So called because it is deposited as a network of fibers that cause the blood to clot.
fibrin fi·brin (fī’brĭn)
An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein derived from fibrinogen by the action of thrombin and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
A fibrous protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and essential to the coagulation of blood. Fibrin works by forming a fibrous network in which blood cells become trapped, producing a clot.
fibrinopurulent fi·bri·no·pu·ru·lent (fī’brə-nō-pyur’ə-lənt, -pyur’yə-) adj. Relating to pus or suppurative exudate that contains a relatively large amount of fibrin.
- Fibrinous bronchitis
fibrinous bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane, accompanied by a fibrinous exudation. Also called pseudomembranous bronchitis.
- Fibrinous cataract
fibrinous cataract n. See fibroid cataract.
- Fibrinous inflammation
fibrinous inflammation n. Exudative inflammation in which there is an unusually large amount of fibrin in the exudate.