agglutinin

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agglutinin ag·glu·ti·nin (ə-glōōt'n-ĭn)
n.

  1. A substance, such as an antibody, that is capable of causing agglutination of a particular antigen, especially red blood cells or bacteria.

  2. A substance, other than a specific agglutinating antibody, that causes organic particles to agglutinate.

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