autoagglutination

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autoagglutination au·to·ag·glu·ti·na·tion (ô'tō-ə-glōōt'n-ā'shən)
n.

  1. The nonspecific agglutination or clumping together of cells (bacteria or erythrocytes, for example) as the result of physical-chemical factors.

  2. The agglutination of a person's red blood cells in his or her own serum as a consequence of specific autoantibody.

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