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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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Such a neutral condition might optimize the recognition of SjAb by SjAg-sensitized silica particles and subsequently the agglutination by appropriate electrostatic forces, because the immunoagglutination interaction process might involve pH-dependent charged protein species.
Nonspecific silica agglutination adversely affects analytical performances of the immunoagglutination QCM assays through the nonspecific surface adsorption and selfaggregation of silica particles.
4A, ~121 Hz), indicating that the frequency response to the nonspecific agglutination of NRS (the blank or noise signal) may be insignificant.