|1.||the act or process of agglutinating|
|2.||the condition of being agglutinated; adhesion|
|3.||a united mass or group of parts|
|4.||chem the formation of clumps of particles in a suspension|
|5.||biochem proteinaceous particles, such as blood cells and bacteria, that form clumps in antibody--antigen reactions|
|6.||immunol the formation of a mass of particles, such as erythrocytes, by the action of antibodies|
|7.||linguistics the building up of words from component morphemes in such a way that these undergo little or no change of form or meaning in the process of combination|
agglutination ag·glu·ti·na·tion (ə-glōōt'n-ā'shən)
The act or process of agglutinating.
The clumping together of red blood cells or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody.
A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.
Adhesion of wound surfaces in healing.
|agglutination (ə-glt'n-ā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The clumping together of biologic material, such as red blood cells or bacteria, that is suspended in liquid, usually in response to a particular antibody.
a grammatical process in which words are composed of a sequence of morphemes (word elements), each of which represents not more than a single grammatical category. This term is traditionally employed in the typological classification of languages. Turkish, Finnish, and Japanese are among the languages that form words by agglutination. The Turkish term ev-ler-den "from the houses" is an example of a word containing a stem and two word elements; the stem is ev- "house," the element -ler- carries the meaning of plural, and -den indicates "from." In Wishram, a dialect of Chinook (a North American Indian language), the word acimluda ("He will give it to you") is composed of the elements a- "future," -c- "he," -i- "him," -m- "thee," -1- "to," -ud- "give," and -a "future."
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