(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.
2. The substance or body formed by coagulation.
(Co*ag"u*la*tive) a. Having the power to cause coagulation; as, a coagulative agent. Boyle.
(Co*ag"u*la`tor) n. That which causes coagulation. Hixley.
(Co*ag"u*la*to*ry) a. Serving to coagulate; produced by coagulation; as, coagulatory effects.
(Co*ag"u*lum) n.; pl. Coagula [L. See Coagulate, a.] The thick, curdy precipitate formed
by the coagulation of albuminous matter; any mass of coagulated matter, as a clot of blood.
(||Co*ai"ta) n. (Zoöl.) The native name of certain South American monkeys of the genus Ateles,
esp. A. paniscus. The black-faced coaita is Ateles ater. See Illustration in Appendix.
(Coak) n. See Coke, n.
1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a
dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers. [Also spelt coag.]
2. A metallic bushing or strengthening piece in the center of a wooden block sheave.
(Coak), v. t. (Carp.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces.
(Coal) n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan.
kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. Kiln, Collier.]