[kuh n-gloot-n-eyt, kuh ng-]

verb (used with or without object), con·glu·ti·nat·ed, con·glu·ti·nat·ing.

to join or become joined with or as if with glue.


glued together; adhering.

Origin of conglutinate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin conglūtinātus (past participle of conglūtināre), equivalent to con- con- + glūtin- (variant stem of glūten) glue (see gluten, clay1) + -ātus -ate1
Related formscon·glu·ti·na·tion, nouncon·glu·ti·na·tive, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·nat·ed, adjectiveun·con·glu·ti·na·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for conglutination



obsolete to cause (the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during the process of healing or (of the edges of a wound or fracture) to join during this process
to stick or become stuck together
Derived Formsconglutination, nounconglutinative, adjective

Word Origin for conglutinate

C16: from Latin conglūtināre to glue together, from glūtināre to glue, from glūten glue
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Medicine definitions for conglutination


[kən-glōōt′n-āshən, kŏn-]


Agglutination of the complex of antigen, antibody, and complement by normal bovine serum and other colloidal materials.
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