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Medical Term:

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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