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thrombokinase

Definition:

an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

thrombokinases

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

International Scientific Vocabulary
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Factor X | Stuart-Prower factor | prothrombinase

an enzyme of the coagulation cascade. It's a serine endopeptidase. Factor X is synthesized in the liver and requires vitamin K for its synthesis. Factor X is activated into factor Xa by both factor IX and factor VII with its cofactor, tissue factor... (43 of 3455 words, 62 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase [synonym]

any of a group of substances that are liberated from damaged blood platelets and other tissues and convert prothrombin to thrombin (21 of 242 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thromboplastin

Random House Dictionary:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase [synonym, sense-specific]

[biochemistry] a lipoprotein in the blood that converts prothrombin to thrombin. | [pharmacology] a commercial form of this substance, obtained from ... (20 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/thromboplastin

Merriam-Webster:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase [thromboplastin]

a complex enzyme found especially in platelets that functions in the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin in the clotting of blood (21 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thromboplastin

New World Dictionary:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase

a substance released from blood platelets and injured body tissues that assists in the clotting of the blood by initiating the conversion of ... (23 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thromboplastin

American Heritage Dictionary:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase

A protease that converts prothrombin to thrombin in the early stages of blood clotting. (14 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thromboplastin

Wiktionary:

thrombokinase [biochemistry]

A proteolytic enzyme, that converts prothrombin into thrombin during the clotting of blood (13 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thrombokinase

Columbia Encyclopedia:

blood clotting | blood clottings | fibrin | platelet | thromboplastin | thrombocyte

process by which the blood coagulates to form solid masses, or clots. In minor injuries, small oval bodies called platelets, or thrombocytes, tend to ... (24 of 337 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0807937​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

thromboplastin

Syllabification: (throm·bo·plas·tin) | [biochemistry] | an enzyme released from damaged cells, especially platelets, that converts prothrombin to ... (15 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/thromboplastin

thromboplastin [biochemistry]

an enzyme released from damaged cells, especially platelets, which converts prothrombin to thrombin during the early stages of blood coagulation (20 of 41 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thromboplastin

Encarta Dictionary:

thromboplastin | thrombokinase [biochemistry]

a blood-clotting factor in blood platelets that converts prothrombin to thrombin (11 of 23 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719966​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

thrombokinase

First use: 1908

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thrombokinase

New World Dictionary:

thrombokinase

Origin: "thrombo-" + "kinase"

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thrombo-

Origin: Greek thrombos, a clot: see "thrombus"

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kinase

Origin: kinetic + "-ase"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thrombokinase

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thrombokinase"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrombokinase

the Free Dictionary:

thrombokinase

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "thrombokinase"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "thrombokinase" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/thrombokinase

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thrombokinase

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrombokinase"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thromb​08 word=thrombokinase

YourDictionary Audio:

thrombokinase

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thrombokinase" by speech synthesizer

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