• WordNet 3.6
    • n fibrin 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fibrin 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.
    • Fibrin An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.
    • Fibrin 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fibrin A complex nitrogenous substance belonging to the class of proteids. Its chemical composition is not certainly known. Fibrin is procured in its most characteristic state from fresh blood by whipping it with a bundle of twigs. It is also found in the chyle. It is an elastic solid body, generally having a filamentous structure, which softens in air, becoming viscid, brown, and semi-transparent, but is insoluble in water. It dissolves in solutions of many neutral salts, but is precipitated from them by heat or by acids; it is also soluble in alkali hydrates, and is not precipitated from such solutions by heat. A proteid somewhat resembling animal fibrin in its properties is extracted from wheat, corn, and other grains, and called vegetable fibrin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fibrin a proteid substance which appears in the blood after it is shed, and by its appearance gives rise to the process of coagulation or clotting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fibrine,. See Fiber
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fibra, a thread.


In literature:

There was a fibrinous clot in the left ventricle.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In the vegetable kingdom, we have glutin, or vegetable fibrin, which is the nourishing constituent of wheat, barley, oats, etc.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 360, November 25, 1882" by Various
Fibrin exists largely in blood and flesh foods.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
As a rule young flesh, containing less fibrine, requires longer cooking.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
Fibrinogen: a proteid substance of the blood and other body fluids, concerned in the production of fibrin.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This may lead to a formation of fibrinous clots in the heart and sudden death early in the disease the second or third day.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
This substance, along with the fibrine and a red colouring matter in which iron is a constituent, constitute the globules of blood.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
The disintegrated corpuscles and the fibrin which is produced, shew an intense red stain.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
The liquor sanguinis is composed of water containing in solution salts, albumen, and the elements of fibrin.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This accomplished, with a pair of scissors the fibrinous tumors were snipped off.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
These with the fibrin form the shrunken clot.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Rene took the flask, shook it thoroughly, so that the fibrine and water would mix, and poured a large drop of it on the glowing steel.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
FIBRIN is derived from meats, and exists in the blood both of man and the lower animals.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
This comes either from the iris or the ciliary processes, and may be blood, pus or fibrin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Fibrinous inflammations are characterized by the presence in the exudation of considerable quantities of fibrin.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The fibrinous matter soon becomes detached and is coughed up.
"Health, Happiness, and Longevity" by Louis Philippe McCarty
A clot is simply a mass of fibrin threads with a large number of corpuscles tangled within.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Albumen, fibrin, and iron were shown to be present.
"The Humour and Pathos of Anglo-Indian Life" by Dr. Ticklemore
Subserous hemorrhages are almost the rule; if infection supervenes, the pleurae become thickened and covered with an exudate of pus and fibrin.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
Chemical Terms.= In many chemical terms the final =e= is dropped, as: Oxid, chlorid, quinin, chlorin, fibrin.
"The Magazine Style-Code" by Leigh H. Irvine

In news:

Fibrin glue in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: Is under-flap suction still necessary.
Abstract The introduction of fibrin sealants has brought into question the necessity of routinely placing suction drains.
The cotton-wool spots are coagulated exudates of plasma and fibrin.
Fibrin glue in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: Is under-flap suction still necessary.
Lungs usually have areas that are very firm, hemorrhagic with fibrin present on the surface (Figure 1).