hemagglutination

hemagglutination

[hee-muh-gloot-n-ey-shuhn, hem-uh-]
noun
the clumping of red blood cells.

Origin:
1905–10; hem- + agglutination

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hemagglutination he·mag·glu·ti·na·tion (hē'mə-glōōt'n-ā'shən)
n.
The agglutination of red blood cells caused by an antibody either for red blood cell antigens or for antigens that coat red blood cells or by the presence of viruses or other microbes.


he'mag·glu'ti·nate' v.
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