agglutinative

adjective
ag·​glu·​ti·​na·​tive | \ ə-ˈglü-tə-ˌnā-tiv How to pronounce agglutinative (audio) , -nə-tiv \

Definition of agglutinative

1 : adhesive
2 : characterized by linguistic agglutination

First Known Use of agglutinative

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agglutinative

agglutin(ation) + -ative

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The first known use of agglutinative was in 1585

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“Agglutinative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agglutinative. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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agglutinative

adjective
ag·​glu·​ti·​na·​tive | \ ə-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ˌāt-iv How to pronounce agglutinative (audio) , -ət- How to pronounce agglutinative (audio) \

Medical Definition of agglutinative

: causing or produced by agglutination agglutinative proteins

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