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agglutinin

[ uh-gloot-n-in ]
/ əˈglut n ɪn /
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noun Immunology.
an antibody that causes agglutination.
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Origin of agglutinin

First recorded in 1895–1900; agglutin(ate) + -in2
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How to use agglutinin in a sentence

  • If agglutinin is present and the test is giving a positive reaction, the bacilli will be collected in large clumps.

  • Gruber and Durham first used the term agglutination in this connection and called the substance in the blood-serum agglutinin.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • 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

agglutinin
/ (əˈɡluːtɪnɪn) /

noun
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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