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clot

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noun \ˈklät\

Simple Definition of clot

  • : a stupid person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clot

  1. 1 :  a portion of a substance adhering together in a thick nondescript mass (as of clay or gum)

  2. 2 a :  a roundish viscous lump formed by coagulation of a portion of liquid or by melting b :  a coagulated mass produced by clotting of blood

  3. 3 British :  blockhead

  4. 4 :  cluster, group <a clot of spectators>

Examples of clot in a sentence

  1. We were told that his stroke was caused by a clot in his brain.

  2. <a clot of daisies occupied one corner of the flower bed>



Origin of clot

Middle English, from Old English clott; akin to Middle High German klōz lump, ball — more at clout


First Known Use: before 12th century


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clot

verb,

Simple Definition of clot

  • : to become thick and partly solid : to develop clots

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clot

clottedclotting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become a clot :  form clots

  3. 2 :  to undergo a sequence of complex chemical and physical reactions that results in conversion of fluid blood into a coagulated mass :  coagulate

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to form into or as if into a clot

  6. 2 :  to fill with clots; also :  clog <clotted streets>

Examples of clot in a sentence

  1. medications that prevent blood from clotting

  2. substances that help to clot blood



15th Century

First Known Use of clot

15th century



CLOT Defined for Kids

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clot

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noun \ˈklät\

Definition of clot for Students

  1. :  a lump made by some substance getting thicker and sticking together <a blood clot>




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clot

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verb

Definition of clot for Students

clottedclotting

  1. :  to become thick and partly solid




Medical Dictionary

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clot

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noun \ˈklät\

Medical Definition of clot

  1. :  a coagulated mass produced by clotting of blood




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clot

verb

Medical Definition of clot

clotted; clotting

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to undergo a sequence of complex chemical and physical reactions that results in conversion of fluid blood into a coagulum and that involves shedding of blood, release of thromboplastin from blood platelets and injured tissues, inactivation of heparin by thromboplastin permitting calcium ions of the plasma to convert prothrombin to thrombin, interaction of thrombin with fibrinogen to form an insoluble fibrin network in which blood cells and plasma are trapped, and contraction of the network to squeeze out excess fluid :  coagulate

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to cause to form into or as if into a clot





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