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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curdling, clotting, coagulationnoun

    the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid


  1. clotting

    Coagulation, also known as clotting, is the process by which blood changes from a liquid to a gel, forming a blood clot. It potentially results in hemostasis, the cessation of blood loss from a damaged vessel, followed by repair. The mechanism of coagulation involves activation, adhesion and aggregation of platelets, as well as deposition and maturation of fibrin. Coagulation begins almost instantly after an injury to the endothelium lining a blood vessel. Exposure of blood to the subendothelial space initiates two processes: changes in platelets, and the exposure of subendothelial tissue factor to plasma factor VII, which ultimately leads to cross-linked fibrin formation. Platelets immediately form a plug at the site of injury; this is called primary hemostasis. Secondary hemostasis occurs simultaneously: additional coagulation (clotting) factors beyond factor VII (listed below) respond in a cascade to form fibrin strands, which strengthen the platelet plug.Disorders of coagulation are disease states which can result in problems with hemorrhage, bruising, or thrombosis.Coagulation is highly conserved throughout biology. In all mammals, coagulation involves both cellular components (platelets) and proteinaceous components (here, coagulation factors). The pathway in humans has been the most extensively researched and is the best understood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clotting

    of Clot

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clotting

    A west-country method of catching eels with worsted thread.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clotting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clotting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of clotting in a Sentence

  1. Lee Schwamm:

    There’s no definitive proof of the relationship between inflammation and clotting, but the evidence is growing and it’s very intriguing, and it emphasizes the value of trying to prevent shingles in the first place by getting vaccinated.

  2. John Whyte:

    We are only now starting to look at such markers.In some ways, we need to look at those who were young and otherwise healthy who succumbed to the disease as well as older persons with co-morbidities, certain types of receptors in the lungs might hold some useful information.Other scientists have suggested we need to look at the genetics of blood clotting, or the number of certain interleukins, which can be markers of inflammation. We need more time and data to build a useful profile.

  3. Keri Gans:

    It regulates blood clotting in our bodies and it also may be helpful for bone health.

  4. Brad Wenstrup:

    When I saw his wound, I pulled down the pantleg to see the wound, I did not find an exit wound I knew he was in big trouble, because that meant it went up and I'd seen things like this in Iraq, we were able to use a belt at first, until a tourniquet came, and then I found a clotting bandage and got that on and was able to do what we do in theater, and he literally left in a helicopter just like in theater.

  5. Valentin Fuster:

    We have done 75 autopsies and clotting is a problem, without any question, it starts with the lungs, followed by the kidneys, Mount Sinai Heart and it ends up in the brain.

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