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Dictionary entry overview: What does anticoagulant mean?
• ANTICOAGULANT (noun)
The noun ANTICOAGULANT has 1 sense:
1. medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
Familiarity information: ANTICOAGULANT used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("anticoagulant" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticoagulant"):
heparin; Lipo-Hepin; Liquaemin (a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery)
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