Definition of coagulum in English:

coagulum

noun

  • A mass of coagulated matter.

    • ‘Refrigerate yogurt immediately after a firm coagulum has formed.’
    • ‘Each blood sample was used once only to avoid complications resulting from localized microvaporization nucleated by residual coagulum particles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Protein is denatured, forming a viscous coagulum leading to hemostasis.’
    • ‘Figures 13-15 show representative SEM images of the top and bottom surface, respectively, of a laser-generated coagulum.’
    • ‘We also study the phenomenon in vitro, using cuvettes containing whole or diluted blood and laser-generated blood coagula.’
    • ‘Blood coagula were prepared by loading whole blood into custom-designed demountable cuvettes and then ‘painting’ the cuvette with 532 nm light from the VPC laser.’
    • ‘Microscopic examination revealed blood flow stoppage due to complete stenosis and coagula completely filling the vessel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A white coagulum forms and frequently extends many millimeters beyond the point of initial contact.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting a coagulant): from Latin, literally rennet.

Pronunciation:

coagulum

/kəʊˈaɡjʊləm/