clot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clot coalesce or unite in a mass "Blood clots"
    • v clot turn into curds "curdled milk"
    • v clot change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state "coagulated blood"
    • v clot cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    • n clot a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
    • n Clot klŏt A concretion or coagulation; esp. a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of blood; a coagulum.Clod and clot appear to be radically the same word, and are so used by early writers; but in present use clod is applied to a mass of earth or the like, and clot to a concretion or coagulation of soft matter. "Clots of pory gore.""Doth bake the egg into clots as if it began to poach."
    • v. i Clot To concrete, coagulate, or thicken, as soft or fluid matter by evaporation; to become a cot or clod.
    • v. t Clot To form into a slimy mass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best known medicine for keeping blood from clotting.
    • n clot A clod.
    • n clot A hill.
    • n clot A dull, stupid man; a clodpoll.
    • n clot A concrete or coagulated mass of soft or fluid matter: as, a clot of blood or of cream.
    • n clot A clump.
    • clot To coagulate, as soft or fluid matter, into a thick inspissated mass; become concrete: as, milk or blood clots.
    • clot To form into clots.
    • clot To cause to coagulate; make or form into clots.
    • clot To cover with clots; mat together by clots, as of blood.
    • n clot A dialectal variant of clote. Compare clot-bur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clot klot a mass of soft or fluid matter concreted, as blood
    • v.i Clot to form into clots: to coagulate:—pr.p. clot′ting; pa.p. clot′ted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. clot, clodde, clod; akin to D. kloot, ball, G. kloss, clod, dumpling, klotz, block, Dan. klods, Sw. klot, bowl, globe, klots, block; cf. AS. clāte, bur. Cf. Clod (n.) Clutter to clot

Usage

In literature:

When it has subsided, some yellow clots are floating on the surface.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
There were cakes of all varieties; there was clotted cream; and of course there was junket.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
The hair of its head was matted with clotted gore.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Anything that feels clammy, or that clots, should be dried in a warm, not hot, oven.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Save for his eyes, his face was no longer human, only a mass of flayed flesh and clotted beard.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
It was clotted already and hardening, and realization came to the boy Swede.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
He gulped twice and tried to speak, but the words clotted on his tongue.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Occasionally a distinct acceleration in the clotting, compared with the normal, may be observed.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
He could see them plainly now, clotted masses of dark figures surging frenziedly to and fro.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Clots may be formed in the heart, and, being carried to other parts, prove fatal by interrupting the circulation in some vital organ.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

Let eyes grow dim and heart grow faint,
And friendship fail and love betray,
Let Fate its hundred horrors send,
And clotted darkness block the way.
"The Song Of The Free" by Swami Vivekananda
Lonely across the desert sand,
From his wrist by its thong hung his clotted brand,
Red in the sunset's level flame
Back to his bonds Abu Midjan came.
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
Fall, sink, lurch, and round and round
Flicker, flicker-heavy;
Even wings heavy:
And cleave in a high corner for a second, like a clot, also a
prayer.
"Man And Bat" by D H Lawrence
"You will find on it whorls and clots of
Dull grey eggs that, properly fed,
Turn, by way of the worm, to lots of
Glorious butterflies raised from the dead." . . .
"Butterflies" by Rudyard Kipling
I dreamed my genesis and died again, shrapnel
Rammed in the marching heart, hole
In the stitched wound and clotted wind, muzzled
Death on the mouth that ate the gas.
"I Dreamed My Genesis" by Dylan Thomas
An image of a piano-tuner
with a basket of prawns on his shoulder
and a firescreen under his arm
his moustache made of clay-clotted twigs
and his cheeks daubed with wine
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne

In news:

SAGINAW, MI — Keith Peters didn't look at the picture of the 9-inch blood clot that was in his heart.
Marion Barry released from Las Vegas hospital after blood clot scare.
Marion Barry is being treated in a Las Vegas-area hospital Monday after reportedly suffering from a blood clot while traveling to Nevada, the Washington Examiner reports.
Birth control patch and ring may raise blood clot risk.
Rivera Is Treated For Clot In Calf.
Discovery of blood clot 'scared' Rivera.
Yankees closer Rivera has blood clot in calf.
Yankees' injured Rivera dealing with blood clot .
Blood clot complicating Rivera's return.
Mariano Rivera has blood clot in right leg.
Federal health officials are adding new labels to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing they may be more likely to cause blood clot s than older contraceptive pills.
Federal health regulators said Tuesday they are adding labeling to Yaz and other newer birth control pills emphasizing that the drugs may be more likely to cause blood clot s than older contraceptive pills.
Coming & Going: Expedited TSA screening, new blood clot advice, more travel news.
Good news for budget-minded travelers: There's no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clot s, according to new guidelines from medical specialists.
Infection, clot put Hearn on sidelines.
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In science:

And now there is neither a systematic theory of the dust origin, independent from the star origin, nor a systematic theory of the dust condensation → clotting into a planet.
To the modification of methods of nuclear chronometry in astrophysics and geophysics
The word coagulation, introduced in German in , sounds strange to the native English speaker to whom it suggests blood clotting; coalescence seems a more apposite English word.
More Uses of Exchangeability: Representations of Complex Random Structures
In regards to the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, both Londergan and Cloët et al. have studied the impact of CSB and medium effects, respectively, on the determination sin2 θW from the NuTeV experiment .
Implications of Standard-Model flavor violation for new physics searches
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