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Origin of agglutinin

First recorded in 1895–1900; agglutin(ate) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for agglutinin


  1. 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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agglutinin in Medicine


  1. A substance, such as an antibody, that is capable of causing agglutination of a particular antigen, especially red blood cells or bacteria.
  2. A substance, other than a specific agglutinating antibody, that causes organic particles to agglutinate.
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