Meaning of COAGULATION in English


 ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈlāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: French or Latin; French coagulation, from Latin coagulation-, coagulatio, from coagulatus + -ion-, -io- -ion


a. : the process of becoming viscous, jellylike, or solid or of uniting into a coherent mass ; especially : the change from a liquid to a thickened curdlike state not by evaporation but by chemical reaction

the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood

the coagulation of egg albumen by heat

b. : the process by which such change of state takes place consisting of the alteration of a soluble substance, usually protein, into an insoluble form or of the flocculation or separation of colloidal or suspended matter

2. : a substance or body formed by coagulation : coagulum 2

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