agglutinin definition

  • noun:
    • A substance, such as an antibody, that's effective at causing agglutination of a certain antigen, specifically purple blood cells or bacteria.
    • A substance that triggers cells to clump.
    • A protein present in cow's milk.
    • An adaptation-product produced by immunization aided by the matching cells (red blood-corpuscles or micro-organisms), that causes the clumping or coalescence of this cells used in immunization.
    • an antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen

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