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[ag-loo-tin-uh-juh n, -jen, uh-gloot-n-uh-] /ˌæg lʊˈtɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn, əˈglut n ə-/
noun, Immunology.
an antigen that causes the production of agglutinins.
Origin of agglutinogen
First recorded in 1900-05; agglutin(ate) + -o- + -gen
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[ag-loo-tin-uh-jen-ik, uh-gloot-n-uh-] /ˌæg lʊˌtɪn əˈdʒɛn ɪk, əˌglut n ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • The substance within the introduced cell which acts as a stimulus (antigen) to the body cells is called an agglutinogen.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for agglutinogen


an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin
Word Origin
C20: from agglutinate + -gen
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agglutinogen in Medicine

agglutinogen ag·glu·tin·o·gen (āg'lu-tĭn'ə-jən, ə-glōōt'n-)
An antigen that stimulates the production of a particular agglutinin, such as an antibody. Also called agglutogen.

ag'glu·tin'o·gen'ic (āg'lu-tĭn'ə-gěn'ĭk, ə-glōōt'n-) adj.
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