agglutinogen


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ag·glu·tin·o·gen

 (ăg′lo͝o-tĭn′ə-jən, ə-glo͞ot′n-)
n.
An antigen that stimulates the production of a particular agglutinin, such as an antibody.


ag′glu·tin′o·gen′ic (ăg′lo͞o-tĭn′ə-gĕn′ĭk, ə-glo͞ot′n-) adj.

agglutinogen

(ˌæɡlʊˈtɪnədʒən)
n
(Biology) an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin
[C20: from agglutinate + -gen]

ag•glu•tin•o•gen

(ˌæg lʊˈtɪn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn, əˈglut nə-)

n.
an antigen that causes the production of agglutinins.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agglutinogen - any substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production
isoagglutinogen - an antigen capable of causing the production of (or reacting with) an isoagglutinin
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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ACEL-IMUNE has an acellular pertussis vaccine component with the following four antigens: agglutinogen (FIM 2), pertactin (PRN), filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), and pertussis toxin (PT).
Pasteur-Merieux-Connaught: a five-component DTPa vaccine containing PT, FHA, pertactin(A) and agglutinogens 2 and 3 -- Connaught Laboratories, Inc.