conglutinate

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

Definition of conglutinate

conglutinated

conglutinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: 1546


Medical Dictionary

conglutinate

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

Medical Definition of conglutinate

conglutinated

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conglutinating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to unite by or as if by a glutinous substance

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become conglutinated <blood platelets conglutinate in blood clotting>


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