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[koh-ag-yuh-luh nt] /koʊˈæg yə lənt/
a substance that produces or aids coagulation.
Also, coagulator
[koh-ag-yuh-ley-ter] /koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tər/ (Show IPA)
Origin of coagulant
1760-70; < Latin coāgulant- (stem of coāgulāns, present participle of coāgulāre to coagulate), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ant- -ant
Related forms
anticoagulator, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for coagulant
  • It also releases the anti-coagulant heparin and props the wound open a little so it doesn't clot.
  • Tofu, which is often eaten in miso soup, comes from adding a coagulant to freshly pressed soy milk.
  • The yellow-capped syringe holds heparin, a mild anti-coagulant.
  • In addition to their use as blood-suckers, leech saliva serves as a powerful anti-coagulant.
  • The coagulant, coagulant dose and coagulation pH were established by the manufacturer.
British Dictionary definitions for coagulant


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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coagulant in Medicine

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

co·ag'u·lant adj.
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