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An antibody or other substance that is capable of causing agglutination, as of red blood cells or bacteria.


(Biology) a substance, such as an antibody or a lectin, that causes agglutination of cells or bacteria
[C19: agglutinate + -in]


(əˈglut n ɪn)

an antibody that causes agglutination.
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Noun1.agglutinin - an antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
isoagglutinin - an antibody produced by one individual that causes agglutination of red blood cells in other individuals of the same species
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u] where cells are agglutinated by some D agglutinins and also as 'low grade' [D.
Several hemolymph serum agglutinins (lectins) had no role in defense against P.
Before being tested, serum samples were treated with acetone to remove nonspecific inhibitors, and then goose erythrocytes were added to absorb natural agglutinins.
In vitro influence of Phaseolus vulgaris, Griffonia simplicifolia, concanavalin A, wheat germ, and peanut agglutinins on HCT-15, LoVo, and SW837 human colorectal cancer cell growth.
In addition, cell-free hemolymph of certain bivalves has been shown to contain various biologically active substances involved in innate defense, including agglutinins (e.
Sputum, blood, and urine cultures; smears for acid-fast bacilli; and tests for Legionella urinary antigen, influenza nasopharyngeal antigen, and cold agglutinins were negative.
3] MCHC Hyperlipidemia, cold agglutinins WBC >50 000/ [mm.
Agglutinins and antibodies to Francisella tularensis outer membrane antigens in the early diagnosis of disease during an outbreak of tularemia.
Historically, heterophile antibodies have been sheep cell agglutinins associated with mononucleosis.
In particular, a comment on interference from cold agglutinins was overlooked, resulting in an underestimation of erythrocytes, and other situations were identified in which the correction of an apparently analytically reliable result had not been noticed.