from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural polypeptide and protease inhibitor that affects blood clotting and is used during high-risk surgery, such as cardiopulmonary bypass, to reduce bleeding.
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- n. A polypeptide, obtained from bovine lung tissue, that acts as a protease inhibitor, and is used in surgery to reduce bleeding
a-1 + prot(e)in(ase) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)