[an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA). preventing coagulation, especially of blood.
an anticoagulant agent, as heparin.
I was in intensive care for five days, hooked up to an anticoagulant drip.
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acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood
an agent that prevents or impairs coagulation
1905, adjective and noun, from anti- + coagulant.
anticoagulant an·ti·co·ag·u·lant (ān’tē-kō-āg’yə-lənt, ān’tī-)
A substance that delays or prevents the clotting of blood. adj.
Acting as an anticoagulant.
A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates. Biology. (of blood) to form a clot. Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid. Obsolete. coagulated. Historical Examples And many bodies will coagulate […]
a substance that produces or aids coagulation. Historical Examples Any but the very slightest trace of milkiness in the serum indicates an insufficiency of coagulant. The Preparation of Plantation Rubber Sidney Morgan If the quantity of coagulant has been calculated to an average nicety, the serum should be just dubiously free from milkiness. The Preparation […]
a sequence of three nucleotides in a region of transfer RNA that recognizes a complementary coding triplet of nucleotides in messenger RNA during translation by the ribosomes in protein biosynthesis. anticodon an·ti·co·don (ān’tē-kō’dŏn, ān’tī-) n. A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in tRNA designating a specific amino acid that binds to a corresponding codon in […]
the act of ; a coming violently into contact; crash: the collision of two airplanes. a clash; conflict: a collision of purposes. Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other, causing the exchange of energy or momentum. Contemporary Examples When the collision of ideas comes from […]