clot

noun
\ ˈklät How to pronounce clot (audio) \

Definition of clot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a portion of a substance adhering together in a thick nondescript mass (as of clay or gum)
2a : 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 British : blockhead
4 : cluster, group a clot of spectators

clot

verb
clotted; clotting

Definition of clot (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to become a clot : form clots
2 : to undergo a sequence of complex chemical and physical reactions that results in conversion of fluid blood into a coagulated mass : coagulate

transitive verb

1 : to cause to form into or as if into a clot
2 : to fill with clots also : clog clotted streets

Examples of clot in a Sentence

Noun We were told that his stroke was caused by a clot in his brain. a clot of daisies occupied one corner of the flower bed Verb medications that prevent blood from clotting substances that help to clot blood
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That amounts to one blood clot case per 3.23 million J&J shots administered, the FDA said Thursday. CBS News, 6 May 2022 Nine deaths - among seven women and two men - have been confirmed in connection with the blood clot issue through September. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Mar. 2022 No cases of the rare clot issue have occurred in pregnant women. NBC News, 16 Dec. 2021 She was told by doctors that the stroke was caused by the hole, a battle with COVID and her new birth control, plus frequent flying in a short time period, leading to a blood clot. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 30 Apr. 2022 Twice-daily injections of a blood thinner took care of Colton's blood clot. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, 29 Apr. 2022 The model added that her symptoms were caused by a small blood clot. Serena Coady, SELF, 28 Apr. 2022 Hailey Bieber is ready to share her story about suffering a blood clot. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Apr. 2022 Bieber then mentioned that many may have heard about his wife suffering a small blood clot last weekend. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And each day their spongy interior, the marrow, churns out hundreds of billions of blood cells — which carry oxygen, fight infections and clot the blood in wounds — as well as other cells that make up cartilage and fat. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 About one in 5,000 males are diagnosed with the blood disorder in which blood does not clot in a typical way, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Feb. 2022 Too little and their blood can clot, causing another heart attack or stroke. Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2021 Weitz’s son, Ezra, has acute asthma, for which he has been hospitalized, as well as hemophilia, which causes his blood to not clot properly. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Aug. 2021 The second problem is that if the atria don’t contract, the blood can pool and clot, putting a person at risk for embolism. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 June 2021 Without transfusions, blood can clot and cause a stroke, organ failure or severe pain. Rachel Ryan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2021 The condition involves blood clots accompanied by a low level of platelets — the components in the blood that help it to clot. NBC News, 12 May 2021 This is dangerous, but what concerns doctors is that the CVST is seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets, know as thrombocytopenia, a condition where blood will be harder to clot. John Cutter, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of clot

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for clot

Noun

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

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“Clot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clot. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for clot

clot

noun
\ ˈklät How to pronounce clot (audio) \

Kids Definition of clot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a lump made by some substance getting thicker and sticking together a blood clot

clot

verb
clotted; clotting

Kids Definition of clot (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become thick and partly solid

clot

noun
\ ˈklät How to pronounce clot (audio) \

Medical Definition of clot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a coagulated mass produced by clotting of blood

clot

verb
clotted; clotting

Medical Definition of clot (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: 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

transitive verb

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

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