agglutination

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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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u]) is routinely performed in patients who test negative with anti-D reagents on direct agglutination (ie, without anti-human globulin), 58.
Prospective evaluation and comparison of the direct agglutination lest and an rK39-antigen-based dipstick test for the diagnosis of suspected kala-azar in Nepal.
tularensis was detected 4 weeks after onset (titer 1:40, direct agglutination method); however, it disappeared at 3 months after chemotherapy-associated lymphopenia (Figure).

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