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agglutinant

[uh-gloot-n-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. uniting, as glue; causing adhesion.
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noun
  1. an agglutinating agent.
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Origin of agglutinant

1675–85; < Latin agglūtinant- (stem of agglūtināns, present participle of agglutināre), equivalent to agglūtin- (see agglutinate) + -ant -ant
Related formsan·ti·ag·glu·ti·nant, adjective, nounnon·ag·glu·ti·nant, adjective, noun
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Related Words for agglutinant

gummy, sticky, pasty, adherent, holding, coherent, persistent, tenacious, viscous, viscid, agglutinant, osculant, clinging, gelatinous, gooey, waxy, glutinous, mucilaginous, adhering, attaching

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Historical Examples of agglutinant

  • The clay acts as an agglutinant, and the straw as a reinforcement.

    Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay

    Clough Williams-Ellis


agglutinant in Medicine

agglutinant

(ə-glōōtn-ənt)
n.
  1. A substance that holds parts together or causes agglutination.
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