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[koh-ag-yuh-luh nt]
  1. a substance that produces or aids coagulation.
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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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Examples from the Web for coagulant

Historical Examples of coagulant

  • If the quantity of coagulant has been calculated to an average nicety, the serum should be just dubiously free from milkiness.

    The Preparation of Plantation Rubber

    Sidney Morgan

  • Any but the very slightest trace of milkiness in the serum indicates an insufficiency of coagulant.

  • Either insufficient acid has been used, or the mixing of latex and coagulant has been at fault.

  • Of these the substances which would evaporate would be probably the water and the coagulant in most cases.

  • Such latices are difficult to handle in order to secure uniform mixture with the coagulant.

British Dictionary definitions for coagulant


coagulator (kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪtə)

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


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

coagulant in Medicine


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