, more agglutinable, most agglutinable
Regarding the clotting of bacteria or red cells when kept together by antibodies: In her biology book Agatha learned about the agglutinable blood platelets in the human body and its importance in the healing of wounds.
agglutinant (s) (noun)
, agglutinants (pl)
A substance that holds parts together or causes hemagglutination: An agglutinant is a tenacious gluey substance that keeps parts together during the process of healing.
, more agglutinant, most agglutinant
Regarding the union by adhesion; concerning the tendency to adhere or cohere: Jane noticed that the glue was most agglutinant and that the parts of the vase wouldn't fall apart again.
, agglutinates; agglutinated; agglutinating
1. To cause to adhere or to stick to; to unite: Barbara wanted the glue to agglutinate the two pieces of broken vase together.
2. In linguistics, to form (words) by combining words or words and word elements: The word "aimless" agglutinates aim and less. The term "purposelessness" agglutinates purpose, less, and ness!
3. In physiology, to cause (red blood cells or bacteria) to clump together: Natasha wanted to know if she was Rh positive, so the doctor told her that it would be so if the antiserum agglutinated in her red blood cells.
agglutination (s) (noun)
, agglutinations (pl)
1. A clumped mass of material formed by erythrocytes and leukocytes: Agglutination occurs when bacteria or red cells are lumped together by antibodies or agglutinins.
2. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts: The agglutination of the porcelain figure didn't work because it fell apart again.
3. In linguistics, the formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process: Agglutination can be exemplified by the words countlessness, ceaselessness, and colorless.
, more agglutinative, most agglutinative
1. Regarding something sticky or adhesive: The agglutinative substance was very difficult to remove from the glass jar.
2. In linguistics, concerning words that have been derived from meaningful parts of speech: In an agglutinative language, the systematic combination of root elements and modifying elements can produce a single understanable and valid word.
agglutingen (s) (noun)
, agglutingens (pl)
Any substance that stimulates the production of agglutinin: An agglutingen can act as an antigen, which can be a virus and harmful for an organism.
agglutinin (s) (noun)
, agglutinins (pl)
A substance that causes clumping of the bacteria or other cells; agglutinating antibody: An agglutinin
can be an antibody or a lectin, or something else that is able to effect an agglutination, like red blood cells or bacteria.
An agglutinin contains an immunologically similar, reactive antigen.
agglutinogen (s) (noun)
, agglutinogens (pl)
An antigenic substance that stimulates the formation of specific agglutinin: An agglutinogen can be a matter in bacteria that brings about the production of agglutinins.
Capable of causing the production of an agglutinin; relating to an agglutinogen: Agglutinogenic antigens stimulate the development or creation of an agglutinin.
, more agglutinophilic, most agglutinophilic
Pertaining to the process of being readily united, as if by glue: Agglutinophilic
processes involve suspended bacteria, cells, or other particles forming into clumps, usually as a result of some antibody which is developed by white blood cells to neutralize an antigen or foreign protein in the body.
The agglutinophilic antibodies that are formed are intended to help the body to counteract or to destroy the invading microorganisms which can be dangerous to one's health.
agglutinoscope (s) (noun)
, agglutinoscopes (pl)
Obsolete term for a magnifying glass or a simple system of lenses used to observe agglutination: Professor Smart used an agglutinoscope for viewing agglutination in vitro, or outside the organism itself.
antiagglutinin (s) (noun)
, antiagglutinins (pl)
A substance that destroys the action of an agglutinin: Amy read in her biology book that an antiagglutinin can be a specific antibody that inhibits the activity of an agglutinin.
antihemagglutinin (s) (noun)
, antihemagglutinins (pl)
A substance that inhibits or prevents hemagglutination: Judy found out that an antihemagglutinin could be an antibody that would suppress the coagulation of red blood cells.
autoagglutination (s) (noun)
, autoagglutinations (pl)
A nonspecific agglutination or clumping together of cells: Autoagglutination
can take place with bacteria and erythrocytes due to physical-chemical factors.
Autoagglutination is the agglutination or spontaneous clumping together of an individual's red blood cells in his own serum as a result of a certain autoantibody.