Anticoagulant (noun)

A substance that prevents the coagulation of blood.


From the latin anti ("against") + coagulant ("coagulating"), from the idea that anticoagulants prevent coagulation of blood.


  1. Heparin is a common anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots.
  2. The patient was given an anticoagulant to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  3. The anticoagulant properties of aspirin make it a popular drug for heart disease prevention.
  4. Some foods like spinach and green leafy vegetables contain natural anticoagulant properties.
  5. The anticoagulant medication made the patient's blood thinner, increasing the risk of bleeding.
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