anticoagulin

noun
an·​ti·​co·​ag·​u·​lin | \ -yə-lən How to pronounce anticoagulin (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticoagulin

: a substance (as one in the saliva of blood-sucking insects or in snake venom) that retards clotting of vertebrate blood

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“Anticoagulin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anticoagulin. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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