agglutinin

noun

ag·​glu·​ti·​nin ə-ˈglü-tə-nən How to pronounce agglutinin (audio)
: a substance (such as an antibody) producing agglutination

Examples of agglutinin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cold agglutinin disease is a specific type of anemia where antibodies attack and destroy a person’s own red blood cells. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Agglutinine, from agglutinirin (now agglutinieren) "to agglutinate entry 1" + -ine -ine entry 2

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agglutinin was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Agglutinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agglutinin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

agglutinin

noun
ag·​glu·​ti·​nin ə-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ən How to pronounce agglutinin (audio)
: an antibody causing agglutination

Medical Definition

agglutinin

noun
ag·​glu·​ti·​nin ə-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ən How to pronounce agglutinin (audio)
: a substance (as an antibody) producing agglutination

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