Agents causing agglutination, eg. antibodies, lectins, polylysine.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • coagglutination — Aggregation of particulate antigens bound with agglutinins of more than one specificity. * * * co·ag·glu·ti·na·tion (ko″ə gloo″tĭ naґshən) the aggregation of particulate antigens combined with agglutinins of more than… …   Medical dictionary

  • agglutination — clumping; n. the sticking together, by serum antibodies called agglutinins, of such microscopic antigenic particles as red blood cells or bacteria so that they form visible clumps. Any substance that stimulates the body to produce an agglutinin… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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