coagulator

coagulant

[koh-ag-yuh-luhnt]
noun
a substance that produces or aids coagulation.
Also, coagulator [koh-ag-yuh-ley-ter] .


Origin:
1760–70; < Latin coāgulant- (stem of coāgulāns, present participle of coāgulāre to coagulate), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ant- -ant

anticoagulator, noun
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coagulant or coagulator (kəʊˈæɡjʊlənt, kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪtə)
 
n
a substance that aids or produces coagulation
 
coagulator or coagulator
 
n

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coagulant
1770, from L. coagulantem, prp. of coagulare (see coagulate).
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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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