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[ag-loo-tin-uh-juh n, -jen, uh-gloot-n-uh-]
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noun Immunology.
  1. an antigen that causes the production of agglutinins.
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Origin of agglutinogen

First recorded in 1900–05; agglutin(ate) + -o- + -gen
Related formsag·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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Related Words for agglutinogen

antibody, antiserum, agglutinin, agglutinogen, vaccine, antigen, immunizer, immunotoxin

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Historical Examples of 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


  1. an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin
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Word Origin for agglutinogen

C20: from agglutinate + -gen
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agglutinogen in Medicine


(ăg′lu-tĭnə-jən, ə-glōōtn-)
  1. An antigen that stimulates the production of a particular agglutinin, such as an antibody.agglutogen
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Related formsag′glu•tin′o•genic (ăg′lu-tĭn′ə-gĕnĭk, ə-glōōt′n-) adj.
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