a) The precipitation of suspended particles as they increase in size (by any of several physical or chemical processes)
b) The process by which blood forms solid clots.
See Also: coagulate

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  • coagulation — [ kɔagylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1360; de coaguler ♦ Précipitation de particules en suspension dans un liquide (⇒ coagulum), causée par le chauffage, l addition d un acide ou une réaction de condensation. La coagulation du blanc d œuf, de la caséine du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coagulation — Co*ag u*la tion, n. [L. coagulatio.] 1. The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood; the coagulation of milk …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coagulation — COAGULATION. s. f. Terme didactique. L état d une chose coagulée, ou l action par laquelle elle se coagule. La coagulation du sang. La coagulation du lait …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • coagulation — Coagulation. s. f. v. L estat d une chose coagulée. La coagulation du sang. le lait ne luy est pas bon, il s en fait une coagulation dans son estomac …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • coagulation — index adhesion (affixing), agglomeration, coalescence, congealment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coagulation — c.1400, from L. coagulationem (nom. coagulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of coagulare (see COAGULATE (Cf. coagulate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coagulation — [n] clotting agglomeration, caseation, concentration, concretion, condensation, congelation, consolidation, curdling, embolism, gelatination, incrassation, inspissation, jellification, thickening; concept 469 Ant. dissolution, melting, opening,… …   New thesaurus

  • Coagulation — This article is about blood clotting. For other meanings see Coagulation (disambiguation). Coagulation is a complex process by which blood forms clots. It is an important part of hemostasis, the cessation of blood loss from a damaged vessel,… …   Wikipedia

  • Coagulation — In medicine, the clotting of blood. The process by which the blood clots to form solid masses, or clots. More than 30 types of cells and substances in blood affect clotting. The process is initiated by blood platelets. Platelets produce a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Coagulation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Un phénomène de coagulation existe lorsque certains constituants d une masse liquide (lait, sang, etc.) s agglutinent pour former une masse plus compacte… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coagulation — See coagulability. * * * Process of forming a blood clot to prevent blood loss from a ruptured vessel. A damaged blood vessel stimulates activation of clotting factors, eventually leading to the formation of long, sticky threads of fibrin. These… …   Universalium

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