agglutinogen

[ ag-loo-tin-uh-juh n, -jen, uh-gloot-n-uh- ]
/ ˌæg lʊˈtɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn, əˈglut n ə- /

noun Immunology.

an antigen that causes the production of agglutinins.

Origin of agglutinogen

First recorded in 1900–05; agglutin(ate) + -o- + -gen

Related forms

ag·glu·tin·o·gen·ic [ag-loo-tin-uh-jen-ik, uh-gloot-n-uh-] /ˌæg lʊˌtɪn əˈdʒɛn ɪk, əˌglut n ə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for agglutinogen

  • The substance within the introduced cell which acts as a stimulus (antigen) to the body cells is called an agglutinogen.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey

British Dictionary definitions for agglutinogen

agglutinogen

/ (ˌæɡlʊˈtɪnədʒən) /

noun

an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin

Word Origin for agglutinogen

C20: from agglutinate + -gen
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Medicine definitions for agglutinogen

agglutinogen

[ ăg′lu-tĭnə-jən, ə-glōōtn- ]

n.

An antigen that stimulates the production of a particular agglutinin, such as an antibody.agglutogen

Related forms

ag′glu•tin′o•genic (ăg′lu-tĭn′ə-gĕnĭk, ə-glōōt′n-) adj.
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