coagulation

noun
co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ kō-ˌa-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce coagulation (audio) \

Definition of coagulation

: the process of becoming viscous or thickened into a coherent mass : the forming of clots (as in blood or cream) : the process of coagulating … an incision is made on the skin of the forearm with a spring-loaded device, and the time to coagulation is measured.— Lawrence L. K. Leung

Examples of coagulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over time, stress also can lead to narrowing of blood vessels and heightened coagulation (blood clotting), which further raise the risk of cardiac events. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 Inflammation also triggers coagulation, creating clots that can block blood flow to cells and kill them. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Yuk then compared the barnacle glue to products used by surgeons, sealant pastes like Surgiflo and a coagulation patch called TachoSil. Max G. Levy, Wired, 24 Aug. 2021 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of coagulation

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Coagulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coagulation. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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coagulation

noun
co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce coagulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of coagulation

1a : a change to a viscous, jellylike, or solid state especially : a change from a liquid to a thickened curdlike state not by evaporation but by chemical reaction the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood the coagulation of milk by rennin
b : the process by which such change of state takes place consisting of the alteration of a soluble substance (as a protein) into an insoluble form or of the flocculation or separation of colloidal or suspended matter
2 : a substance or body formed by coagulation : coagulum
3 : disruption of tissue by physical means (as by application of an electric current) so that denaturation and clumping of protein occur diathermic coagulation of tissues during surgery to seal bleeding blood vessels — see electrocoagulation, photocoagulation

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