clot retraction

noun

Medical Definition of clot retraction

: the process by which a blood clot becomes smaller and draws the edges of a broken blood vessel together and which involves the shortening of fibrin threads and the squeezing out of excess serum

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“Clot retraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clot%20retraction. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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