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Noun: agglutination  u,gloot'ney-shun
  1. A clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
  2. The building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
  3. The coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
    - agglutinating activity

Derived forms: agglutinations

Type of: biological process, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, linguistic process, organic process

Encyclopedia: Agglutination