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ag·glu·ti·nate

 (ə-glo͞ot′n-āt′)
v. ag·glu·ti·nat·ed, ag·glu·ti·nat·ing, ag·glu·ti·nates
v.tr.
1. To cause to adhere, as with glue.
2. Linguistics To form (words) by combining words or words and word elements.
3. Biology To cause (cells or particles) to clump together.
v.intr.
1. To join together into a group or mass.
2. Linguistics To form words by agglutination.
3. Biology To clump together; undergo agglutination.
n. (-ĭt)

[Latin agglūtināre, agglūtināt- : ad-, ad- + glūtināre, to glue (from glūten, glue).]

ag·glu′ti·nant adj. & n.
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Crustaceans have a nonspecific immune response, including phagocytosis, coagulation and encapsulation of hemocyte and active factors released to hemolymph such as prophenoloxidase (proPO) system, agglutinant, bacteriolytic enzyme, antibacterial peptide and proteinase inhibitor (Soderhall & Cereniusl 1992).