Definition of anticoagulant
: a substance that hinders the clotting of blood : blood thinner
Recent Examples of anticoagulant from the Web
Kaput comes in pellets that are infused with warfarin, an anticoagulant used to minimize the chances of blood clots in humans that can cause heart attacks or strokes.
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Definition of anticoagulant for English Language Learners
medical : a substance that prevents blood from forming clots
Medical Definition of anticoagulant
: a substance (as a drug) that hinders coagulation and especially coagulation of the blood : blood thinner
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