clot

A clot is a mass of coagulated blood. It's your body's way of repairing itself, stopping blood from flowing and beginning to heal a wound.

You can use the noun clot for any liquid that forms a solid lump or mass, though it's usually a medical term specifically related to blood. Some clots are useful, like the ones that form on skin that's been cut, while others — like those that occur inside blood vessels — can be harmful. Clot can also be a verb, meaning to clog or coagulate. The root is the German word Klotz, which means "lump or block."

DEFINITIONS OF: clot

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n a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid

Synonyms:
coagulum
Types:
thrombus
a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
embolus
an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
Type of:
ball, chunk, clod, clump, glob, lump
a compact mass

v change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

Synonyms:
coagulate
Types:
curdle
turn from a liquid to a solid mass
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v coalesce or unite in a mass

“Blood clots
Synonyms:
clog
Type of:
coalesce
fuse or cause to grow together

v turn into curds

Synonyms:
clabber, curdle
Antonyms:
homogenise, homogenize
become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing
homogenise, homogenize
break up the fat globules of
homogenise, homogenize
cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
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Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state

Synonyms:
coagulate
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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