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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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Cable, and Alcee Fortier) we find an agglutinating voodoo rising from crossroads of Haitian vodou, catholicism, Senegambian "nyama," Kardecian spiritism, masonic rites, revolutionary romanticism, and carnivalesque performance in a manner divining the birth of jazz.
Generally brucellosis is diagnosed serologically by detection of agglutinating antibodies (IgM, IgG, and IgA classes) (Godfroid et al.
The agglutinating titre of 1:40 for the AH titre against Salmonella serotype Paratyphi A was seen only in one sample (0.
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.
Biostratigraphic investigations have been carried out on the Upper Cretaceous to Paleogene sub-CCD clays from Holes 1067A, 1069A, and 1070A using benthic agglutinating foraminifera (Kuhnt and Urquhart, 2001).
Kulonen does not believe that common Uralic possessive suffixes and personal inflections could have formed by agglutinating respective personal pronouns with preceding noun and verb stems, as Uralic personal pronouns are too irregular for that.
Malayalam's agglutinating morphology gives rise to relatively complex words.
Astley and Ratcliffe (1989) examined the antimicrobial and agglutinating properties of mucus from Metridium senile but did not consider activity in the tissues.
Our observation of a bacteriostatic and bacterial agglutinating action of Limulus CRP is the first reported function for this abundant plasma protein.
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.