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sticky blood

noun
1.
a condition of the blood, particularly associated with Hughes syndrome, in which antibodies tend to adhere to platelets and glue them together, leading to an increased likelihood of clotting
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  • He had alighted directly in a pool of dark, thick, sticky blood!

    The Frontier Angel Edward S. Ellis
  • Alan steadied his knife hand before him, unmindful of the sticky blood.

  • To force this amount of the sticky blood through the tiny capillaries evidently requires very considerable force.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin

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