[ uh-gloot-n-in ]
/ əˈglut n ɪn /
an antibody that causes agglutination.
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Examples from the Web for agglutinin
If agglutinin is present and the test is giving a positive reaction, the bacilli will be collected in large clumps.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Hence it can be stated technically that an agglutinin possesses a haptophore group and an agglutinating group.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for agglutinin
/ (əˈɡluːtɪnɪn) /
a substance, such as an antibody or a lectin, that causes agglutination of cells or bacteria
Word Origin for agglutinin
C19: agglutinate + -in
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Medicine definitions for agglutinin
[ ə-glōōt′n-ĭn ]
A substance, such as an antibody, that is capable of causing agglutination of a particular antigen, especially red blood cells or bacteria.
A substance, other than a specific agglutinating antibody, that causes organic particles to agglutinate.
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