conglutinate

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verb con·glu·ti·nate \ kən-ˈglü-tᵊn-ˌāt , kän- \

Definition of conglutinate

conglutinated; conglutinating
transitive verb
:to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance
intransitive verb
:to become conglutinated
  • blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting

conglutination

play \kən-ˌglü-tᵊn-ˈā-shən, kän-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of conglutinate

Latin conglutinatus, past participle of conglutinare to glue together, from com- + glutin-, gluten glue — more at gluten


Medical Dictionary

conglutinate

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verb con·glu·ti·nate \ kən-ˈglüt-ᵊn-ˌāt, kän- \

medical Definition of conglutinate

conglutinated; conglutinating
transitive verb
:to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance
intransitive verb
:to become conglutinated
  • blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting

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