coagulant

noun
co·​ag·​u·​lant | \ kō-ˈa-gyə-lənt How to pronounce coagulant (audio) \

Definition of coagulant

: something that produces coagulation

Examples of coagulant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Genetic adaptations point to Komodo dragons’ toughness," 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, "The chef dangled the raw, bloody carcasses before my face as if this were a tantalizing choice. Normally, I’d say neither, but seeing as how it was New Year’s Eve in this Mekong River border town, a little bit of adventurous eating seemed apropos.," 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, "A Sleeping Beauty Hopes Hibernation Is the Answer to All Life’s Problems," 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, "Australian teen chewed and bloodied after bizarre ocean feeding frenzy," 7 Aug. 2017 While one tube in the proboscis draws blood, a second pumps in saliva containing a mild painkiller and an anti-coagulant. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Mosquitoes: 20 fun facts about the pesky insects," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of coagulant

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Coagulant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coagulant. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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coagulant

noun
co·​ag·​u·​lant | \ kō-ˈag-yə-lənt How to pronounce coagulant (audio) \

Medical Definition of coagulant

: something that produces coagulation

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