agglutinin(redirected from chief agglutinin)
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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]
ag•glu•ti•nin(əˈglut n ɪn)
an antibody that causes agglutination.
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|Noun||1.||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