agglutination

noun ag·glu·ti·na·tion \ ə-ˌglü-tᵊn-ˈā-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agglutination

1 :the action or process of agglutinating
2 :a mass or group formed by the union of separate elements
3 :the formation of derivational or inflectional words by putting together constituents of which each expresses a single definite meaning
4 :a reaction in which particles (such as red blood cells or bacteria) suspended in a liquid collect into clumps and which occurs especially as a serologic response to a specific antibody

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Origin and Etymology of agglutination

borrowed from Late Latin agglūtinātiōn-, agglūtinātiō, from Latin agglūtināre "to 1agglutinate" + -tiōn-, tiō, suffix of action nouns


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agglutination

noun ag·glu·ti·na·tion \ ə-ˌglüt-ᵊn-ˈā-shən \

medical Definition of agglutination

:a reaction in which particles (as red blood cells or bacteria) suspended in a liquid collect into clumps and which occurs especially as a serological response to a specific antibody

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