Defibrigenated? Huuuuh? Can't find it anywhere. Here's the sentence:
You open up the pericardium. What you see is some blood. But most of what's in there is already clotted because a fast bleed into the pericardium clots. A slow bleed gets defibrigenated. So it doesn't clot, and, in that case, you can drain it out.

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Main Entry: de·fi·brin·ate
Pronunciation: \(ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌnāt, -ˈfī-\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): de·fi·brin·at·ed; de·fi·brin·at·ing
Date: 1845
: to remove fibrin from (blood)
— de·fi·brin·ation \(ˌ)dē-ˌfi-brə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌfī-\ noun
Yeah, I found that too. Thanks, Jenny, for your help.

Now I just need to figure out if he made up his own word, if it's a word that I just haven't found the definition for, and if I should put "defibrigenated" or "defibrinated"? Opinions?
I figure he just mispronounced it so I'd put defibrinated if it makes sense. Does the definition fit? Was he fast?
He wasn't that fast. It's pretty clear he said the "gen," "defribrigenated." I'm more inclined to put what he said because I don't know for sure it's not a word, and he seemed to not make many mistakes in pronouncing words like some of them do.
Looks like defibrinogenate is a word. When I do a google search it comes up a lot in patent searches. Maybe it's a fairly new procedure.

I'm also pulling up defibrinogenating and defibrinogenation, both of which work in the context of your sentence.

Defibrinogenation /de·fi·brino·gen·a·tion/ (de?fi-brin?o-je-na´shun) induced defibrination, as in thrombolytic therapy.

So probably the verb form of the noun defibrinogenation.
IMO, it's defibrinogenated. I don't think it's actually a word, just something the witness made up, possibly in the moment.

Fibrinogen is a protein that interacts with other molecules to facilitate blood clotting. So it makes a lot of sense in the context you've given.
it's defibrinated -- pretty sure. don't know about the "g" in there, but defribinated means removal of fibrin from the blood. Defribrination syndrom is diffuse intravascular coagulation. Hope this helps!!

Melissa Hill


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