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[kuh n-gloot-n-eyt, kuh ng-] /kənˈglut nˌeɪt, kəŋ-/
verb (used with or without object), conglutinated, conglutinating.
to join or become joined with or as if with glue.
glued together; adhering.
Origin of conglutinate
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin conglūtinātus (past participle of conglūtināre), equivalent to con- con- + glūtin- (variant stem of glūten) glue (see gluten, clay1) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
conglutination, noun
conglutinative, adjective
unconglutinated, adjective
unconglutinative, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for conglutination


(obsolete) to cause (the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during the process of healing or (of the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during this process
to stick or become stuck together
Derived Forms
conglutination, noun
conglutinative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūtenglue
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conglutination in Medicine

conglutination con·glu·ti·na·tion (kən-glōōt'n-ā'shən, kŏn-)

  1. Agglutination of the complex of antigen, antibody, and complement by normal bovine serum and other colloidal materials.

  2. See adhesion.

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