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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

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

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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Example sentences
It also releases the anti-coagulant heparin and props the wound open a little so it doesn't clot.
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.
Tofu, which is often eaten in miso soup, comes from adding a coagulant to freshly pressed soy milk.
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