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agglutination,

in biochemistry: see immunityimmunity,
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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agglutination,

in linguistics: see inflectioninflection,
in grammar. In many languages, words or parts of words are arranged in formally similar sets consisting of a root, or base, and various affixes. Thus walking, walks, walker have in common the root walk and the affixes -ing, -s, and -er.
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agglutination

[ə‚glü·tə′nā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The joining of two organisms of the same species for the purpose of sexual reproduction.
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A prefix tree representation is probably far more useful for agglutinative languages than for English because of the many inflected forms of the same stem.
Also, as a relational noun changes into an adposition, an agglutinative affix and then a fusional case, the phonological shape of the relational noun undergoes reduction or attrition to the effect that the phonological integrity of the source item is undermined--possibly beyond recognition (Lehmann 1995 [1982]: 76-87, and also Campbell 2001b: 115; e.
Besides, while H recognizes the primacy of sociolinguistic factors in determining what will be the matrix language (commonly the minority language, see below), she argues that "languages with rich inflectional systems" like Finnish and other agglutinative languages have a particular susceptibility to becoming the matrix language.
Indian languages are agglutinative in nature the reason being more number of inflectional words.
This finding may explain the phenomenon that agglutinative and anti-cancer activity of ACL weakened after mannose binding.
The agglutinative suffixes are what can really get English-speaking foreigners down.
Like all Turkic languages, Sakha is an agglutinative language and employs vowel harmony.
Muller makes the point that the Turanians spoke an agglutinative language and that the Northern division of the Turanian family was also called Ural-Altaic or Ugro-Tataric, ancestor of later languages like Finnish and Hungarian.
The agglutinative Finno-Ugric and Ural-Altaic languages routinely form words by sticking pieces together.
Despite this divergence, it seems clear to us that the Kashmiri version truly represents the work of Vallabhadeva, that the Devanagari recension is the product of a larger trend to produce a maximally inclusive or agglutinative version of the poem, as we will explain below, and that therefore the commentary on the accusatory speech was not written by Vallabhadeva.
From the typological point of view, Eastern Mansi can be characterized as an agglutinative language.
IsiXhosa is an agglutinative language which means that a variety of prefixes and suffixes are used to alter the basic meaning of a root word.