|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.