the act or process of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance.
the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
that which is united; a mass or group cemented together.
Immunology. the clumping of bacteria, red blood cells, or other cells, due to the introduction of an antibody.
Linguistics. a process of word formation in which morphemes, each having one relatively constant shape, are combined without fusion or morphophonemic change, and in which each grammatical category is typically represented by a single morpheme in the resulting word, especially such a process involving the addition of one or more affixes to a base, as in Turkish, in which ev means “house,” ev-den means “from a house,” and ev-ler-den means “from houses.”

1535–45; agglutinate + -ion

antiagglutination, adjective
interagglutination, noun Unabridged
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agglutination (əˌɡluːtɪˈneɪʃən)
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

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1540s, from L. agglutinationem, noun of action from agglutinare (pp. agglutinatus) "fasten with glue," from ad- "to" + glutinare "to glue," from gluten "glue," from PIE *glei- (see glue). Philological sense first recorded 1650s, in agglutinative.
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agglutination ag·glu·ti·na·tion (ə-glōōt'n-ā'shən)

  1. The act or process of agglutinating.

  2. The clumping together of red blood cells or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody.

  3. A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.

  4. Adhesion of wound surfaces in healing.

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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.
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