hemagglutinin

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hemagglutinin

 [he″mah-gloo´tĭ-nin]
an antibody that causes agglutination of erythrocytes.
cold hemagglutinin one that acts optimally at temperatures near 4°C.
warm hemagglutinin one that acts optimally at temperatures near 37°C.

he·mag·glu·ti·nin

(hē'mă-glū'ti-nin, hem-),
A substance, antibody or other, that causes hemagglutination.
Synonym(s): hemoagglutinin

hemagglutinin

/he·mag·glu·ti·nin/ (-gloo´tĭ-nin) an antibody that causes agglutination of erythrocytes.
cold hemagglutinin  one which acts only at temperatures near 4° C.
warm hemagglutinin  one which acts only at temperatures near 37° C.

hemagglutinin

(hē′mə-glo͞ot′n-ĭn)
n.
A substance that causes agglutination of red blood cells, such as an antibody, or a glycoprotein found on the surface of a virus. Viral hemagglutinins enable viruses to bind to host cells.

hemagglutinin

Etymology: Gk, haima + L, agglutinare
a type of antibody that agglutinates red blood cells. It is classified according to the source of cells agglutinated as autologous (from the same organism), homologous (from an organism of the same species), and xenogeneic (from an organism of a different species).

hem·ag·glu·ti·nin

(hē'mă-glū'ti-nin)
A substance, antibody or other, which causes hemagglutination.
Synonym(s): haemagglutinin.

hemagglutinin

a substance that causes agglutination of erythrocytes. See hemagglutination.

cold hemagglutinin
one that acts only at temperatures near 39.2°F (4°C).
warm hemagglutinin
one that acts only at temperatures near 98.6°F (37°C).