from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The precipitation of suspended particles as they increase in size (by any of several physical or chemical processes)
- n. The process by which blood forms solid clots.
- n. Similar solidification of other materials (e.g. of tofu).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction. Coagulation is generally the change of an albuminous body into an insoluble modification.
- n. The substance or body formed by coagulation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of changing from a fluid to a thickened curd-like state, well exemplified by the clotting of blood; the state of being coagulated.
- n. The change from a fluid to a solid state, as in crystallization.
- n. A mass or quantity of coagulated matter; a curd; a clot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
The flurry of interest reflects increasing understanding of what doctors call the coagulation cascade, the system that causes clots to form to stop bleeding in the face of injury but can lead to heart attacks, strokes and clots in the legs or lungs when triggered by disease processes.
This remarkable process is known as coagulation, or the clotting of blood; and the liquid which separates from the clot is called serum.
In addition, most aerosols collide and combine with other particles long before reaching the size of a cloud condensation nucleus-a process called "coagulation."
A complication soon arose in that at the amount necessary for keeping the grains suspended between the two waters, almost all these substances agglutinated the grains into bunches of grapes, showing thus in the nicest way possible the phenomenon of coagulation which is not easy to obtain on ordinary suspensions or colloidal solutions (of ultramicroscopic grains).
It aids digestion, controls iron uptake and synthesizes vital proteins such as coagulation factors.
Could the different rims that grow at different pressures act like blood platelets and affect the "coagulation" of the magma?
I wanted human blood in case there was a difference in coagulation or color.
In fact, coagulation of complex cells into cooperative communities was such a winning strategy that it evolved several times.
Success against clots that cause heart attacks and strokes requires finding a balance between keeping the blood thin enough to avoid coagulation and keeping it thick enough to prevent bleeding episodes.
Notwithstanding the coagulation of everyday life, President Nicolas Sarkozy, accompanied by no fewer than four government ministers, popped into a high school earlier this month to talk about his all-time favorite films.