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coagulation
the action or process of a liquid, especially blood, changing to a solid or semi-solid state.
thrombocytes
a component of blood whose function (along with the coagulation factors) is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries
cell
the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and cells are often called the "building blocks of life"
antigen
a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
antibody
a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens such as bacteria and viruses