factor XII n.
A factor in the clotting of blood, a deficiency of which results in prolonged clotting time for venous blood. Also called Hageman factor.
- Factor xiii
factor XIII n. A factor in the clotting of blood that is converted by thrombin into its active form, which cross-links subunits of the fibrin clot to form insoluble fibrin. Also called Laki-Lorand factor.
- Factory farm
noun 1. a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods
- Factory farming
noun a system of large-scale industrialized and intensive agriculture that is focused on profit with animals kept indoors and restricted in mobility
- Factory floor
noun the laborers in an industry, as opposed to the management