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English definition of “anticoagulant”

anticoagulant

noun [C]     /ˌæn.ti.kəʊˈæɡ.jʊ.lənt/ US  /-t̬i.koʊ-/
a drug that prevents or slows down the process of blood forming a clot (= a solid mass)Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug anticoagulant     adjective an anticoagulant drugSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
(Definition of anticoagulant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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