anticoagulant

[ an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luh nt, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti koʊˈæg yə lənt, ˌæn taɪ- /
Biochemistry, Pharmacology

adjective

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.

noun

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 anticoagulants

anticoagulant
/ (ˌæntɪkəʊˈæɡjʊlənt) /

adjective

acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood

noun

an agent that prevents or impairs coagulation
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Medical definitions for anticoagulants

anticoagulant
[ ăn′tē-kō-ăgyə-lənt, ăn′tī- ]

n.

A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.

adj.

Acting as an anticoagulant.

Other words from anticoagulant

an′ti•co•agu•la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
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Scientific definitions for anticoagulants

anticoagulant
[ ăn′tē-kō-ăgyə-lənt, ăn′tī- ]

A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
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Cultural definitions for anticoagulants

anticoagulants
[ (an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luhnts, an-teye-koh-ag-yuh-luhnts) ]

Substances that slow down or prevent blood clotting.

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