Definition of Agglutination in English :

Define Agglutination in English

Agglutination meaning in English

Meaning of Agglutination in English

Pronunciation of Agglutination in English

Agglutination pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of agglutination


1. agglutination

a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)

2. agglutination

the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining

3. agglutinating activity, agglutination

the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated

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see synonyms of agglutination
the act or process of agglutinating
the condition of being agglutinated; adhesion
a united mass or group of parts
4. chemistry
the formation of clumps of particles in a suspension
5. biochemistry
proteinaceous particles, such as blood cells and bacteria, that form clumps in antibody–antigen reactions
6. immunology
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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see synonyms of agglutination
an agglutinating or being agglutinated
a mass of agglutinated parts
3.  Linguistics
in some languages, the systematic combining of morphemes into words without marked change of form or loss of meaning
see also fusion (sense 5) fusion (sense 5a)
4.  Medicine and Bacteriology
the clumping together of microorganisms, blood cells, etc. suspended in fluid

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see synonyms of agglutination
1. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts.
2. A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.
3. Biology The clumping together of cells or particles, especially bacteria or red blood cells, usually in the presence of a specific antibody or other substance.
4. Linguistics The formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process.

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