A protein substance in blood plasma that participates in and is essential for the blood-clotting process. A deficiency of this factor is the cause of Christmas disease.(noun)
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Use "pig-like" in a sentence
"So angry was Matapuu, that he strode suddenly over to the fire-tender and kicked him in the ribs, whereupon the old savage emitted an appalling squeal, pig-like in its wild-animal fear, and fell face downward in the ashes and lay quivering in momentary expectation of death."
"For several hours, I had heard a pig-like laughter-howling-type of sound in the store next to mine (thin walls) .. so when she arrived, I guess she could be the maker of those sounds?"
""The X-Files"/"Home": Widely considered the most disturbing episode on a show known for its often chilling content, "Home" finds Agents Mulder and Scully investigating the discovery of a dead baby, and ultimately finding their way to a family of mutants that includes two sons with noses that -- sensing a trend here -- are kind of pig-like."