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agglutinate

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verb ag·glu·ti·nate \ə-ˈglü-tən-ˌāt\

Definition of agglutinate

agglutinatedagglutinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to adhere :  fasten

  3. 2 :  to combine into a compound :  attach to a base as an affix

  4. 3 :  to cause to undergo agglutination

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to unite or combine into a group or mass

  7. 2 :  to form words by agglutination



Origin of agglutinate

Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare to glue to, from ad- + glutinare to glue, from glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay


First Known Use: 1586


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agglutinate

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noun ag·glu·ti·nate \-tən-ət, -tən-ˌāt\

Definition of agglutinate

  1. :  a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or mineral particles in soil)



1952

First Known Use of agglutinate

1952


Medical Dictionary

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agglutinate

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verb ag·glu·ti·nate \-ən-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of agglutinate

agglutinated; agglutinating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to undergo agglutination

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo agglutination




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agglutinate

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noun ag·glu·ti·nate \-ən-ət, -ən-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of agglutinate

  1. :  a clump of agglutinated material (as blood cells or bacteria)




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