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anticoagulant

[an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luh nt, an-tahy-]Biochemistry, Pharmacology
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adjective
  1. Also an·ti·co·ag·u·la·tive [an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv, ˌæn taɪ-/. preventing coagulation, especially of blood.
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noun
  1. an anticoagulant agent, as heparin.
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Origin of anticoagulant

First recorded in 1900–05; anti- + coagulant
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British Dictionary definitions for anticoagulant

anticoagulant

adjective
  1. acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood
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noun
  1. an agent that prevents or impairs coagulation
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Word Origin and History for anticoagulant

1905, adjective and noun, from anti- + coagulant.

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anticoagulant in Medicine

anticoagulant

(ăn′tē-kō-ăgyə-lənt, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
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adj.
  1. Acting as an anticoagulant.
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Related formsan′ti•co•agu•la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
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anticoagulant in Science

anticoagulant

[ăn′tē-kō-ăgyə-lənt, ăn′tī-]
  1. A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
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