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Meaning of AGGLUTININ

Pronunciation:  u'glootnin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen
 

AGGLUTININ is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: antibody, isoagglutinin

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A highly poisonous protein found in the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the rosary pea. Abrin is toxic because it inhibits protein synthesis, causing symptoms such as internal bleeding, intestinal upset, and the irritation of mucous membranes. It was formerly used to treat some chronic eye disorders and it is currently being researched as a potential chemotherapy drug.
 

 

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