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To accomplish, or be subjected to, agglutination.


v. aggluti·nated, aggluti·nating, aggluti·nates
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.
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.


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.


to stick together and form clumps.
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Malayalam's agglutinating morphology gives rise to relatively complex words.
Any approach that attributes suppletion entirely to the effects of high token frequency must account for the tremendous differences in the amount of suppletion that we find in different languages and in particular for the strong typological tendency for suppletion to be relatively common in inflectional languages and much rarer in agglutinating languages (Mel'ruk 1994: 391; Dressier 1985b: 334, 1985c: 43-48).
The minimum agglutinating activity of the Pea lectin was found to be 8[micro]g/m1 for rat red blood cells.
The morphemes are not polysemous, as one of the principles that characterises agglutinating languages is the one-to-one mapping of form and meaning (Kosch, 2006:135), and each morpheme therefore conveys one grammatical category or distinct lexical meaning.
are agglutinating suffixes to the stem without -ja (IN: konferenciin) and exceptions are "personal nouns" like Estonija 'Estonia' and Marija 'Mary' (p.
In order to deter mine the carbohydrate-binding specificity of POLE, the residual agglutinating activity of POL was assayed in the presence of a spectrurn of carbohydrates.
Previous studies held the idea that GNA-related lectins without any mutation in the active sites normally showed single carbohydrate-binding specificity in order to maintain remarkable agglutinating activity as well as other biological functions, e.
Serogrouping of meningococcal isolates was accomplished by slide agglutination with monoclonal antibodies NmA 932, NmB 735, NmW135 1509, and NmY 1938 (Chiron-Behring, Marburg, Germany) and Neisseria meningitidis group C agglutinating sera (Remel, Lenexa, KS, USA).
In brief, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)--based identification, gas-liquid chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters, and an agglutinating monoclonal antibody were used to confirm the isolate presumptively identified as B.