Anticoagulants



Also, anticoagulative
[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.
adjective
acting to prevent or impair coagulation, esp of blood
noun
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-)
n.
A substance that delays or prevents the clotting of blood. adj.
Acting as an anticoagulant.
anticoagulant
(ān’tē-kō-āg’yə-lənt, ān’tī-)
A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
anticoagulants [(an-tee-koh-ag-yuh-luhnts, an-teye-koh-ag-yuh-luhnts)]

Substances that slow down or prevent blood clotting.

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