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agglutination meaning

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  • Noun: agglutination  u`gloot'neyshun
    1. A clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins) 
    2. The building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining 
    3. The coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
      - agglutinating activity

    Derived forms: agglutinations

    See also: agglutinate

    Type of: biological process, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, linguistic process, organic process

    Encyclopedia: Agglutination


  • [Medicine]
    n : a reaction in which particles (as red blood cells or bacteria) suspended in a liquid collect into clumps and which occurs esp. as a serological response to a specific antibody

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  1. the serum of some human beings caused agglutination of the red blood corpuscles of other human beings.
  2. in a transfusion, donor and recipient should be of the same blood group to prevent agglutination.
  3. by use of the agglutination test healthy carriers of the organisms have been identified.
  4. procedure of tube agglutination test for brucellosis
  5. procedure of plate agglutination test for brucellosis

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