anticoagulin

noun

an·​ti·​co·​ag·​u·​lin -yə-lən How to pronounce anticoagulin (audio)
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anticoagulin. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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