Coagulation Definition


Coagulation is a gelling or clumping of particles, typically in a colloid. The term typically applies to the thickening of a liquid or sol, usually when protein molecules crosslink.

Also Known As: coagulate, coagulating


Milk proteins coagulate to thicken the mixture that forms yogurt. Blood platelets coagulate blood to seal a wound. Pectin gels (coagulates) a jam. Gravy coagulates as it cools.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Coagulation Definition." ThoughtCo, Mar. 8, 2014, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, March 8). Coagulation Definition. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Coagulation Definition." ThoughtCo. (accessed April 20, 2018).