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1. A thick, viscous, or coagulated mass or lump, as of blood.
2. A clump, mass, or lump, as of clay.
3. A compact group: a clot of trucks blocking the tunnel's entrance.
v. clot·ted, clot·ting, clots
To form into a clot or clots; coagulate: The blood clotted over the wound.
1. To cause to form into a clot or clots.
2. To fill or cover with or as if with clots.

[Middle English, from Old English clott, lump.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clotting - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
blood clotting, blood coagulation - a process in which liquid blood is changed into a semisolid mass (a blood clot)
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
thermocoagulation - congealing tissue by heat (as by electric current)
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n. coagulación;
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n coagulación f
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Whether he thought the owners of the ship denied it to him, on account of its clotting his clear, sunny complexion; or whether he deemed that, on so long a voyage in such marketless waters, butter was at a premium, and therefore was not for him, a subaltern; however it was, Flask, alas!
Usually, clotting is a necessary process that can prevent you from losing too much blood, for instance, when you're injured or cut.
Explains Andra James, consulting professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University, "Normal pregnancy is associated with major changes in blood clotting that aim to prevent potential blood loss during childbirth.
Sadiq, who is still recovering from his illness, in a statement said that he had visited the hospital for a routine medical check-up, where the doctors diagnosed clotting in his right leg and admitted him for treatment.
Plus, hormones and blood composition change during pregnancy, which can influence clotting.
In this assay blood clotting is triggered by tissue factor (TF) in the presence of phospholipid vesicles and fibrinolysis is activated by addition of recombinant tPA together with TF [12].
Because the survival rate when clotting occurs is less than 40 percent, and some cats often develop a second clot, many are euthanized rather than treated.
And while chemotherapy kills cancer cells, those cells can release substances that increase blood clotting.
Blood clotting is a complicated process that involves platelets and clotting factors, which circulate in your blood all the time, and a mesh-like substance called fibrin.
You should be given medications that thin the blood (called anticoagulants) after the operation, to help lower the risk of clotting. Most patients are on blood thinners for two to four weeks, since blood clot risk doesn't disappear once you leave the hospital.
The three taxa that have seen the best biochemical char-acterization of the clotting process are the vertebrates (Furie and Furie, 2000), the chelicerate arthropods (Muta and Iwanaga, 1996), and the crustaceans (Fuller and Doolittle, 1971a, b; Kopacek et al., 1993; Hall et al., 1999).
It is commonly used clotting milk proteins for cheese production in dairy industry.