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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curdling, clotting, coagulation(noun)

    the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid

Wiktionary

  1. coagulation(Noun)

    The precipitation of suspended particles as they increase in size (by any of several physical or chemical processes)

  2. coagulation(Noun)

    The process by which blood forms solid clots.

  3. coagulation(Noun)

    Similar solidification of other materials (e.g. of tofu).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coagulation(noun)

    the change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood; the coagulation of milk by rennet, or acid, and the coagulation of egg albumin by heat. Coagulation is generally the change of an albuminous body into an insoluble modification

  2. Coagulation(noun)

    the substance or body formed by coagulation

Freebase

  1. Coagulation

    Coagulation is the process by which blood forms clots. It is an important part of hemostasis, the cessation of blood loss from a damaged vessel, wherein a damaged blood vessel wall is covered by a platelet and fibrin-containing clot to stop bleeding and begin repair of the damaged vessel. Disorders of coagulation can lead to an increased risk of bleeding or obstructive clotting. Coagulation is highly conserved throughout biology; in all mammals, coagulation involves both a cellular and a protein component. The system in humans has been the most extensively researched and is the best understood. Coagulation begins almost instantly after an injury to the blood vessel has damaged the endothelium lining the vessel. Exposure of the blood to proteins such as tissue factor initiates changes to blood platelets and the plasma protein fibrinogen, a clotting factor. Platelets immediately form a plug at the site of injury; this is called primary hemostasis. Secondary hemostasis occurs simultaneously: Proteins in the blood plasma, called coagulation factors or clotting factors, respond in a complex cascade to form fibrin strands, which strengthen the platelet plug.

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