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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Medical Dictionary

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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Example sentences
But the researchers showed that their heparin is nontoxic and works well as an anticoagulant in animals.
The anticoagulant can sometimes cause spontaneous bleeding.
The anticoagulant warfarin, for example, is frequently prescribed to prevent
  blood clots.
But heparin, a frequently prescribed anticoagulant drug, is made from the lungs
  and bovine mucosa.
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