anticoagulant

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noun an·ti·co·ag·u·lant \-kō-ˈa-gyə-lənt\

Definition of anticoagulant

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

anticoagulant

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First Known Use of anticoagulant

1886


ANTICOAGULANT Defined for English Language Learners

anticoagulant

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noun

Definition of anticoagulant for English Language Learners

  • medical : a substance that prevents blood from forming clots


Medical Dictionary

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anticoagulant

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

Medical Definition of anticoagulant

  1. :  of, relating to, or utilizing anticoagulants anticoagulant therapy


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anticoagulant

noun an·ti·co·ag·u·lant

Medical Definition of anticoagulant

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


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