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agglutinogen

[ag-loo-tin-uh-juh n, -jen, uh-gloot-n-uh-]
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noun Immunology.
  1. an antigen that causes the production of agglutinins.

Origin of agglutinogen

First recorded in 1900–05; agglutin(ate) + -o- + -gen
Related formsag·glu·tin·o·gen·ic [ag-loo-tin-uh-jen-ik, uh-gloot-n-uh-] /ˌæg lʊˌtɪn əˈdʒɛn ɪk, əˌglut n ə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for agglutinogen

Historical Examples

  • 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

agglutinogen

noun
  1. an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin

Word Origin

C20: from agglutinate + -gen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

agglutinogen in Medicine

agglutinogen

([object Object])
n.
  1. An antigen that stimulates the production of a particular agglutinin, such as an antibody.agglutogen
Related formsag′glu•tin′o•genic (ăg′lu-tĭn′ə-gĕnĭk, ə-glōōt′n-) adj.
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