anticoagulant

noun an·ti·co·ag·u·lant \ -kō-ˈa-gyə-lənt \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of anticoagulant

: a substance that hinders the clotting of blood : blood thinner

anticoagulant

adjective

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First Known Use of anticoagulant

1886

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ANTICOAGULANT Defined for English Language Learners

anticoagulant

Definition of anticoagulant for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance that prevents blood from forming clots


Medical Dictionary

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anticoagulant

adjective an·ti·co·ag·u·lant \ ˌant-i-kō-ˈag-yə-lənt, ˌan-ˌtī- \

medical Definition of anticoagulant

: of, relating to, or utilizing anticoagulants
  • anticoagulant therapy

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anticoagulant

noun

medical Definition of anticoagulant

: a substance (as a drug) that hinders coagulation and especially coagulation of the blood : blood thinner

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