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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coagulation  \Co*ag`u*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  coagulatio.] 
  1.  The  change  from  a  liquid  to  a  thickened,  curdlike 
  insoluble  state,  not  by  evaporation,  but  by  some  kind  of 
  chemical  reaction;  as  the  spontaneous  coagulation  of 
  freshly  drawn  blood;  the  coagulation  of  milk  by  rennet,  or 
  acid,  and  the  coagulation  of  egg  albumin  by  heat. 
  Coagulation  is  generally  the  change  of  an  albuminous  body 
  into  an  insoluble  modification. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coagulation 
  n  :  the  process  of  forming  semisolid  lumps  in  a  liquid  [syn:  {curdling}, 
  {clotting}] 




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