clot retraction

clot retraction
clot retraction n the process by which a blood clot becomes smaller and draws the edges of a broken blood vessel together and which involves the shortening of fibrin threads and the squeezing out of excess serum

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the drawing away of a blood clot from the wall of a vessel, a stage of wound healing caused by contraction of platelets.

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