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prekallikrein

Pronunciation: pre'kal-i-kre'in

Definition: A plasma glycoprotein that in complex with kininogen serves as a cofactor in the activation of factor XII. Prekallikrein also serves as the proenzyme for plasma kallikrein.

Synonym(s): Fletcher factor

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