inter agglutinate

agglutinate

[v. uh-gloot-n-eyt; adj. uh-gloot-n-it, -eyt]
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:
1535–45; < Latin agglūtinātus (past participle of agglūtināre), equivalent to ag- ag- + glūtin- (stem of glūten glue) + -ātus -ate1

agglutinability [uh-gloot-n-uh-bil-i-tee] , noun
agglutinable, adjective
interagglutinate, verb (used without object), interagglutinated, interagglutinating.
nonagglutinating, adjective
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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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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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