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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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The patients had heavy parasitaemia with WBC agglutinates which showed phagocytosed parasites.
However, the two proteins do show important functional differences: limulin, but not Limulus CRP, binds to sialic acid, agglutinates sheep and rabbit erythrocytes, and lyses sheep erythrocytes (6, 7).
These modified platelet antigens then react to antiplatelet autoantibodies (IgA, IgG, and IgM) to form these agglutinates.
When CRP in the serum sample encounters microparticles containing the duck anti-CRP IgY ([DELTA]Fc), it agglutinates and the turbidity is measured at 570 nm.
Free (residual unbound to Hb) latex-bound antibodies agglutinate with a synthetic polymer that carries copies of the [beta]-N-terminal, and the turbidity of these agglutinates is measured.