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 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 While one tube in the proboscis draws blood, a second pumps in saliva containing a mild painkiller and an anti-coagulant. Karen Farkas,, 17 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of coagulant

1770, in the meaning defined above

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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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