agglutinant

agglutinant

[uh-gloot-n-uhnt]
adjective
1.
uniting, as glue; causing adhesion.
noun
2.
an agglutinating agent.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin agglūtinant- (stem of agglūtināns, present participle of agglutināre), equivalent to agglūtin- (see agglutinate) + -ant -ant

antiagglutinant, adjective, noun
nonagglutinant, adjective, noun
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agglutinate
 
vb
1.  to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue
2.  linguistics to combine or be combined by agglutination
3.  (tr) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together
 
adj
4.  united or stuck, as by glue
 
[C16: from Latin agglūtināre to glue to, from gluten glue]
 
agglutina'bility
 
n
 
ag'glutinable
 
adj
 
ag'glutinant
 
adj

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agglutinant ag·glu·ti·nant (ə-glōōt'n-ənt)
n.
A substance that holds parts together or causes agglutination.

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