agglutinant


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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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Besides being used in mortar, redispersible polymer powder is also used in other applications such as production of external or internal wall putty, as agglutinant in talcum powder and white cement.
Cellulose acetate phthalate is a polymer used in the manufacturing of an enteric coating film or as agglutinant for tablets and capsules in which approximately one half of the hydroxyl groups is acetylated and approximately one fourth is esterified by one of the two acid groups (PODCZECK; JONES, 2004; ROWE et al., 2003).