Coagulation

Coagulation

1. (Science: haematology) The process of clot formation.

2. (Science: chemistry) The solidification of a sol into a gelatinous mass, an alteration of a disperse phase or of a dissolved solid which causes the separation of the system into a liquid phase and an insoluble mass called the clot or curd. Coagulation is usually irreversible.

3. (Science: surgery) The disruption of tissue by physical means to form an amorphous residuum, as in electrocoagulation and photocoagulation.

Origin: L. Coagulatio


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