coagulant

[koh-ag-yuh-luh nt]
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noun

a substance that produces or aids coagulation.

Also co·ag·u·la·tor [koh-ag-yuh-ley-ter] /koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tər/.

Origin of coagulant

1760–70; < Latin coāgulant- (stem of coāgulāns, present participle of coāgulāre to coagulate), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ant- -ant
Related formsan·ti·co·ag·u·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coagulant

coagulant

coagulator (kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪtə)

noun

a substance that aids or produces coagulation
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Word Origin and History for coagulant
n.

1770, from Latin coagulantem (nominative coagulans), present participle of coagulare (see coagulate).

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Medicine definitions for coagulant

coagulant

[kō-ăgyə-lənt]

n.

An agent that causes a sol or liquid, especially blood, to coagulate.
Related formsco•agu•lant adj.
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