coagulation

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

co·ag·u·la·tion

noun \kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of COAGULATION

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a : a change to a viscous, jellylike, or solid state; especially : a change from a liquid to a thickened curdlike state not by evaporation but by chemical reaction <the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood> <the coagulation of milk by rennin> b : the process by which such change of state takes place consisting of the alteration of a soluble substance (as a protein) into an insoluble form or of the flocculation or separation of colloidal or suspended matter
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: a substance or body formed by coagulation : coagulum
3
: disruption of tissue by physical means (as by application of an electric current) so that denaturation and clumping of protein occur <diathermic coagulation of tissues during surgery to seal bleeding blood vessels>—see electrocoagulation, photocoagulation

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