[ ô′tō-ə-glōōt′n-āshən ]


The nonspecific agglutination or clumping together of cells (bacteria or erythrocytes, for example) as the result of physical-chemical factors.
The agglutination of a person's red blood cells in his or her own serum as a consequence of a specific autoantibody.
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