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agglutinin

Pronunciation: ă-glū′ti-nin

Definition:

  1. An antibody that causes clumping or agglutination of the bacteria or other cells that either stimulated the formation of the agglutinin, or contain immunologically similar, reactive antigen.
  2. A substance, other than a specific agglutinating antibody, that causes organic particles to agglutinate, plant agglutinin.

Synonym(s): agglutinating antibody, immune agglutinin

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