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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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Laboratory work-up showed a normal complete blood count, a negative antinuclear antibodies (ANA) titer, a negative double-stranded DNA, normal levels of inflammatory markers, and negative cryoglobulins and cold agglutinins. The patient was diagnosed with pernio.
The surface of the red cell membrane contains genetically determined antigens, called agglutinogens, while plasma contains antibodies called agglutinins. To determine the blood group of a person, his/her red cells are made to react with sera containing agglutinins.
Fulminant autoimmune cold-type hemolysis with marked elevation of monothermic cold agglutinins. Successful therapy with membrane plasmapheresis.
Then there are those tests that actually benefit from a clotting time spent in an incubator, such as cold agglutinins, and, in fact, some patient tubes for hematology performing CBCs must be warmed before testing, again, due to cold agglutinins.
A new test for the detection of weak and 'incomplete' Rh agglutinins. British J Exp Pathol.
Finally, although it is possible that monoclonal IgM was undetectable in the serum due to the presence of cold agglutinins or cryoglobulins, however hemolytic anemia was absent and cold agglutinins were undetected.
Venkatesh, "Identity of the immunomodulatory proteins from garlic (Allium sativum) with the major garlic lectins or agglutinins," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
Cold agglutinins react with human red cells but they differ in the strength of the reaction with different cells.
(18.) Sofian, M., Sheikholeslami, M., Mahdaviani, F.A., Aghakhani, A., Banifazl, M., Eslamifar, A., Sarmadian, H., Deiri, G., Ramezani, A., Low prevalence of brucella agglutinins in blood donors in central province of Iran.
Previous studies have confirmed the presence of lysozyme- (McDade & Tripp, 1967a) and mucus-derived agglutinins (Fisher 1992) in oyster pallial fluid, suggesting an important role for this fluid in the overall microbial defense system.