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agglutinate

[v. uh-gloot-n-eyt; adj. uh-gloot-n-it, -eyt] /v. əˈglut nˌeɪt; adj. əˈglut n ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), agglutinated, agglutinating.
1.
to unite or cause to adhere, as with glue.
2.
Immunology. to clump or cause to clump, as bacteria or blood platelets.
3.
Linguistics. to form by agglutination.
adjective
4.
united by or as by glue.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin agglūtinātus (past participle of agglūtināre), equivalent to ag- ag- + glūtin- (stem of glūten glue) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
agglutinability
[uh-gloot-n-uh-bil-i-tee] /əˌglut n əˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
agglutinable, adjective
interagglutinate, verb (used without object), interagglutinated, interagglutinating.
nonagglutinating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agglutinability

agglutinate

verb (əˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt)
1.
to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue
2.
(linguistics) to combine or be combined by agglutination
3.
(transitive) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together
adjective (əˈɡluːtɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
4.
united or stuck, as by glue
Derived Forms
agglutinability, noun
agglutinable, adjective
agglutinant, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin agglūtināre to glue to, from gluten glue
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Word Origin and History for agglutinability

agglutinate

v.

1580s (from 1540s as a past participle adjective), from Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare (see agglutination). Related: Agglutinated; agglutinating.

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agglutinability in Medicine

agglutinate ag·glu·ti·nate (ə-glōōt'n-āt')
v. ag·glu·ti·nat·ed, ag·glu·ti·nat·ing, ag·glu·ti·nates

  1. To clump together; undergo agglutination.

  2. To cause substances, such as bacteria, to clump together.

n.
See agglutination.
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