blood clotting


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blood clot

n.
A semisolid gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets entrapped in a fibrin network.

blood clotting n.
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Noun1.blood clotting - a process in which liquid blood is changed into a semisolid mass (a blood clot)
clotting, coagulation, curdling - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
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