noun (plural coagula /kəʊˈaɡjʊlə/)
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.
Mid 16th century (denoting a coagulant): from Latin, literally 'rennet'.
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