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anticoagulant

[ an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luhnt, an-tahy- ]
/ 藢忙n ti ko蕣藞忙g y蓹 l蓹nt, 藢忙n ta瑟- /
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adjective
Also an路ti路co路ag路u路la路tive [an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv, an-tahy-]. /藢忙n ti ko蕣藞忙g y蓹藢le瑟 t瑟v, -l蓹 t瑟v, 藢忙n ta瑟-/. preventing coagulation, especially of blood.
noun
an anticoagulant agent, as heparin.
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Origin of anticoagulant

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

anticoagulant
/ (藢忙nt瑟k蓹蕣藞忙伞j蕣l蓹nt) /

adjective
acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood
noun
an agent that prevents or impairs coagulation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for anticoagulant

anticoagulant
[ 膬n鈥瞭膿-k艒-膬gy蓹-l蓹nt, 膬n鈥瞭墨- ]

A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
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