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clot

clot

/kl├Ąt/

Noun

A collection of coagulating agents that causes bleeding to stop. A web forms when platelets stick to each other and the wall of a damaged area of skin. This web catches red blood cells, blood proteins, and white blood cells that are passing through. A clot is quickly formed, causing bleeding to stop. After the damage tissues repairs itself, the clot dissolves, leaving behind the new, healthy vessel.