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autoagglutination

Pronunciation: aw′to-ă-glū′ti-nā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. Nonspecific agglutination or clumping together of cells (bacteria, erythrocytes) caused by physical or chemical factors.
  2. The agglutination of erythrocytes by a specific autoantibody present in one's own serum.
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