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Meaning of AGGLUTINATION

Pronunciation:  u`gloot'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
  2. [n]  a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
  3. [n]  the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
 

AGGLUTINATION is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: agglutinating activity
 
 See Also: biological process, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, haemagglutination, hemagglutination, isoagglutination, linguistic process, organic process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ag*glu`ti*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. agglutination.]
1. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance;
   the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.

2. (Physiol.) Combination in which root words are united with
   little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See
   {Agglutinative}, 2.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The clumping together of cells due to the binding of agglutinin (a protein) molecules on each cell's surface.
  2. The clumping together of two organisms of the same species for the purpose of sexual reproduction. Often conducted by means of a carbohydrate on one organism and a protein on the other, resulting in a glycoprotein.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a clumping together of red blood cells in the presence of an antibody.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accession, accretion, addition, adherence, adhesion, adjunct, adjunction, affixation, agglomeration, aggregation, annexation, articulation, attachment, augmentation, bond, bracketing, cling, clinging, clotting, clumping, clustering, coagulation, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness, combination, communication, compaction, compression, concatenation, concentration, concourse, concretion, concurrence, condensation, confluence, congealment, congelation, congeries, conglobation, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connection, consolidation, convergence, copulation, coupling, densification, gathering, hardening, hookup, increase, inseparability, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, juxtaposition, knotting, liaison, linkage, linking, marriage, meeting, merger, merging, pairing, prefixation, reinforcement, set, solidification, splice, sticking, suffixation, superaddition, superfetation, superjunction, superposition, supplementation, symbiosis, tie, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union, uniting, yoking
 

 

 

 

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