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1. The protein formed during normal blood clotting which is the essence of the clot.
2. An insoluble protein that is essential to the clotting of blood, formed from fibrinogen with the action of thrombin (key blood clot promoter).

The substance is produced in threads; after the threads have formed a close meshwork through the blood, they contract, and produce a dense, felted mass.

Fibrin is found in all inflammatory conditions within serous cavities like the pleura, peritoneum, and pericardium, and forms a thick coat upon the surface of the inflamed joints, and in the lung as a result of pneumonia.

This entry is located in the following units: fibrin-, fibrino- (page 1) fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 2)
(Latin: an insoluble protein that is an essential part of blood coagulation)