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ag·glu·ti·nate

(ă-glū'ti-nāt),
To accomplish, or be subjected to, agglutination.

agglutinate

(ə-glo͞ot′n-āt′)
v. aggluti·nated, aggluti·nating, aggluti·nates
v.tr.
1. To cause to adhere, as with glue.
2. Linguistics To form (words) by combining words or words and word elements.
3. Physiology To cause (red blood cells or bacteria) to clump together.
v.intr.
1. To join together into a group or mass.
2. Linguistics To form words by agglutination.
3. Physiology To clump together; undergo agglutination.
n. (-ĭt)

ag·glu′ti·nant adj. & n.

Agglutinate

noun An aggregate; a clump of cells, usually red cells, formed by an immune interaction between surface antigens and antibodies.
verb To form an immune aggregate with cells, antigens and antibodies.

agglutinate

to stick together and form clumps.
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Close monitoring of such patients for respiratory complications should be done since ARDS appears to be associated with a fatal outcome and aggressive exchange transfusions to decrease the parasitic load and WBC agglutinates may be beneficial and life-saving.
Black Theatre might even be consigned to the hybrid status of the new performance orthodoxy that agglutinates race, gender, and gay/lesbian social and philosophical issues into a newly marginalized Other designated by the dominant culture as Multicultural Theatre.
These modified platelet antigens then react to antiplatelet autoantibodies (IgA, IgG, and IgM) to form these agglutinates.