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1. a semisolidified mass, as of blood or lymph; called also coagulum.
2. coagulate. See also clotting.
blood clot a coagulum in the blood stream formed of an aggregation of blood factors, primarily platelets, and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements; see also thrombus. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation. Called also cruor.


Coagulated blood.
[L. blood (that flows from a wound)]


Etymology: L, blood
a blood clot containing erythrocytes.


a blood clot.
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It is sanguis and cruor, for Latin shares with other Indo-European languages a distinction between inside blood (in some sense, life) and outside blood or bloodshed.
Hence I have argued that body and blood were different kinds of symbols and that blood was doubly dual: twofold historically as eucharist and relic, twofold symbolically as sanguis and cruor, life and death.
A partial parallel in Ovid composes a more extravagant colour-rich tableau which combines the blood and tellus of Furius' fragment 1 with the colours of this fragment: `expulit ipse cruor, rubefactaque sanguine tellus # purpureum viridi genuit de caespite florem' (Met.
Saepe super uoltus uictoris et impia signa aut cruor aut alto defluxit ab aethere tabes membraque deiecit iam lassis unguibus ales.