Definition of coagulum in English:


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nounplural noun coagula/-yələ/

  • A mass of coagulated matter.

    ‘At a higher power, the coagulum of neutrophils and fibrin represent the suppurative thrombophlebitis of the portal vein complicating this man's Crohn's disease.’
    • ‘Figures 13-15 show representative SEM images of the top and bottom surface, respectively, of a laser-generated coagulum.’
    • ‘Although the samples were frozen during transport between laser irradiation and the MRI spectrometer, the setup time was sufficiently long that the samples thawed, the coagulum disintegrated and mixed with the native blood.’
    • ‘Refrigerate yogurt immediately after a firm coagulum has formed.’
    • ‘Protein is denatured, forming a viscous coagulum leading to hemostasis.’
    • ‘Blood coagula were prepared by loading whole blood into custom-designed demountable cuvettes and then ‘painting’ the cuvette with 532 nm light from the VPC laser.’
    • ‘We also study the phenomenon in vitro, using cuvettes containing whole or diluted blood and laser-generated blood coagula.’
    • ‘Microscopic examination revealed blood flow stoppage due to complete stenosis and coagula completely filling the vessel.’
    • ‘A white coagulum forms and frequently extends many millimeters beyond the point of initial contact.’
    • ‘Each blood sample was used once only to avoid complications resulting from localized microvaporization nucleated by residual coagulum particles.’



/kōˈaɡyələm/ /koʊˈæɡjələm/


Mid 16th century (denoting a coagulant): from Latin, literally ‘rennet’.