conglutination


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con·glu·ti·nate

 (kən-glo͞ot′n-āt′, kŏn-)
intr. & tr.v. con·glu·ti·nat·ed, con·glu·ti·nat·ing, con·glu·ti·nates
1. To become or cause to become stuck or glued together.
2. Medicine To become or cause to become reunited, as bones or tissues.
adj.
Relating to the abnormal adhering of tissues to one another.

[Middle English conglutinaten, from Latin conglūtināre, conglūtināt- : com-, com- + glūtināre, to glue (from glūten, glūtin-, glue).]

con·glu′ti·na′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conglutination - healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
healing - the natural process by which the body repairs itself
2.conglutination - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
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Other studies indicated that PTX also inhibits conglutination, activating neutrophilic granulocytes, reducing blood viscosity, increasing partial pressure of oxygen and anti-inflammation, eliminating free radicals, inhibiting the expression of NF-[kappa]B and TNF-[alpha] mRNA, and reducing cell apoptosis [21-24].
These methods have produced good results for some high-quality topographic maps, but the results are not satisfactory for low-quality maps, mainly due to the following three problems [5]: (1) color aliasing and false colors on scanned maps due to poor paper (such as paper turning yellow over time) or printing quality and the performance of the scanner (on a 96-dot-per-inch (DPI) resolution map, most contour lines are 2 to 4 pixels in width; thus, color deviation occupies a large portion in pixels of lines); (2) conglutination of adjacent lines to form thick lines in some areas of a scanned map where contour lines are densely distributed [6]; (3) a large number of contour lines gaps caused by intersecting and overlapping information on a topographic map after color segmentation.
Whereas many aspiring physians and apothecaries, have, like apes, tried to imitate this oil through their use of alembics, stills, and continual fires, as well as their conglutination of human fat, the final decoction is "blow, blow, puff, puff, and all flies in fumo.