anti coagulant

anticoagulant

[an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luhnt, an-tahy-] Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
Also, anticoagulative [an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv, an-tahy-] . preventing coagulation, especially of blood.
noun
2.
an anticoagulant agent, as heparin.

Origin:
1900–05; anti- + coagulant

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anticoagulant (ˌæntɪkəʊˈæɡjʊlənt)
 
adj
1.  acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood
 
n
2.  an agent that prevents or impairs coagulation

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anticoagulant
1905, from anti- + coagulant (see coagulate).
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anticoagulant an·ti·co·ag·u·lant (ān'tē-kō-āg'yə-lənt, ān'tī-)
n.
A substance that delays or prevents the clotting of blood. adj.
Acting as an anticoagulant.

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anticoagulant   (ān'tē-kō-āg'yə-lənt, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
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