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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.
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."