agglutination

The formation of adhesions by particles or cells to build up multicomponent aggregates, otherwise termed agglutinates or flocs. Distinguished from aggregation by the fact that agglutination phenomena are usually very rapid. Usually caused by addition of extrinsic agents such as antibodies, lectins or other bi- or poly-valent reagents. See aggregation. ...

Agglutination

A serological test in which viruses or bacteria suspended in a liquid clumps together whenever the suspension is treated with anti-serum containing antibodies specific against these viruses or bacteria.

agglutination

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-glū-ti-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The process by which suspended bacteria, cells, or other particles are caused to adhere and form into clumps; similar to precipitation, but the particles are larger and are in suspension rather than being in solution. For specific agglutination reactions in the var...
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=1719

agglutination

The formation of insoluble aggregates following the combination of antibodies with cells or other particulate antigens or with soluble antigens bound to cells or other particles or following the combination of soluble (or particulate) antigens with cell-bound or particle-bound antibodies.
Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_A.htm

agglutination

[n] - the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution 2. [n] - a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins) 3. [n] - the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=agglutination

Agglutination

Ag·glu`ti·na'tion noun [ Confer French agglutination .] 1. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts. 2. (Physiol.) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of mean...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/43

agglutination

<cell biology, haematology> The clumping together of cells due to the binding of agglutinin (a protein) molecules on the surface of each cell. The clumping together of two organisms of the same species for the purpose of sexual reproduction. Often conducted by means of acarbohydrate on one organism and a protein on theother, resulting in a gl...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

agglutination

noun the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=agglutination

agglutination

noun the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=agglutination

agglutination

(ә-gloo″tĭ-na´shәn) the action of an agglutinant substance. the clumping together in suspension of antigen-bearing cells, microorganisms, or particles in the presence of specific antibodies called agglutinins. the process of union of the surfaces of a wound. adj., agglu...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

Agglutination

• (n.) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See Agglutinative, 2. • (n.) The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/agglutination/

agglutination

(from the article `blood group`) ...the serum that identify and combine with the antigen sites on the surfaces of red cells of another type. The reaction between red cells and ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/28

agglutination

a grammatical process in which words are composed of a sequence of morphemes (word elements), each of which represents not more than a single ... [3 related articles]
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/28

agglutination

agglutination 1. The process of union in the healing of a wound. 2. The clumping together in suspension of antigen-bearing cells, micro-organisms, or particles in the presence of specific antibodies (agglutinins). 3. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts. 4. A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination; also called...
Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/50/

Agglutination

The aggregation of particulate antigen by antibodies. Agglutination applies to red blood cells as well as to bacteria and inert particles covered with antigen.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21016

agglutination

agglutination, in biochemistry: see immunity.
Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0910005.html

agglutination

agglutination, in linguistics: see inflection.
Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0910006.html

Agglutination

(Lat. ad + glutinare, to paste) Philologically, a method of formation in language whereby a modification of meaning or of relation is given to a word by adherence or incorporation of distinct parts or elements. -- H.H.
Found on http://www.ditext.com/runes/a.html

Agglutination

Clumping sperm together due to infection, inflammation or antibodies.
Found on http://www.thebridgecentre.co.uk/04_causesofinfertility/glossary_of_terms.h

Agglutination

[biology] Agglutination is the clumping of particles. The word agglutination comes from the Latin agglutinare, meaning `to glue.` This occurs in biology in three main examples: ==Agglutination in hematology== ===Hemagglutination=== Hemagglutination is the process by which red blood cells agglutinate. The agglutin involved in hemagglutinatio...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agglutination_(biology)

Agglutination

Agglutination is a process in linguistic morphology derivation in which complex words are formed by stringing together morphemes, each with a single grammatical or semantic meaning. Languages that use agglutination widely are called agglutinative languages. An example of such a language is Turkish, where for example, the word evlerinizden, or `fr....
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agglutination

agglutination

An abnormal clumping of red blood cells. Often seen in patients with immune-mediated anemia.
Found on http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/glossary/glossary.asp

Agglutination

reaction between antibody and particle-bound antigen resulting in clumping of the particles.
Found on http://www.cat-world.com.au/glossary
No exact match found