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To accomplish, or be subjected to, agglutination.
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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.
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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.
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In the blood bank, during screening for irregular RBC antibodies, RBC autoantibodies can cause the autocontrol consisting of the patient's plasma and his or her own RBCs to agglutinate. Cold-reacting IgM RBC autoantibodies cause the autocontrol RBCs and the affected panel cells to agglutinate at room temperature and below when incubated with the patient's plasma or serum.