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coagulant

[koh-ag-yuh-luh nt] /koʊˈæg yə lənt/
noun
1.
a substance that produces or aids coagulation.
Also, coagulator
[koh-ag-yuh-ley-ter] /koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Latin coāgulant- (stem of coāgulāns, present participle of coāgulāre to coagulate), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ant- -ant
Related forms
anticoagulator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coagulator

coagulant

/kəʊˈæɡjʊlənt/
noun
1.
a substance that aids or produces coagulation
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Word Origin and History for coagulator

coagulant

n.

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

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coagulator in Medicine

coagulant co·ag·u·lant (kō-āg'yə-lənt)
n.
An agent that causes a sol or liquid, especially blood, to coagulate.


co·ag'u·lant adj.
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