co·​ag·​u·​lant kō-ˈa-gyə-lənt How to pronounce coagulant (audio)
: something that produces coagulation

Examples of coagulant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the coagulant used during production, like magnesium chloride (called nigari) or calcium sulfate, tofu supplies good amounts of these minerals, too. Matthew Kadey, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2022 The soy milk is separated from the mixture before calcium or magnesium salts are added as a coagulant, which gives tofu its solid form. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 22 June 2022 Similarly, tofu producers usually boil the soy milk and then add the coagulant, forming tight curds quickly. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 2021 Yancy said there is early-stage, preliminary evidence to suggest that a regimen of anti-coagulants used as a preventive tool could reduce the number of clotting episodes a patient experiences. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 16 Apr. 2020 The researchers found adaptations in Komodo dragon genes involved in coagulation that make these lizards immune from the venom anti-coagulant, protecting them from bleeding to death when attacked by another of their own species. Reuters, The Mercury News, 29 July 2019 In places where rats are crop pests, particularly in Vietnamese rice fields, farmers will put out rat poisons, slow-acting anti-coagulants that can take up to five days to kill their victims. National Geographic, 14 Mar. 2019 That volume, dense with misfits and often comically poisonous thoughts that act as coagulants, read as if the author were playing many games of blitz chess at once. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 2 July 2018 Walker-Smith speculated that the ones that attacked Sam may also possess an anti-coagulant, similar to peptides used by leeches. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 7 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coagulant was in 1770

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“Coagulant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


co·​ag·​u·​lant kō-ˈag-yə-lənt How to pronounce coagulant (audio)
: something that produces coagulation
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