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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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Assessment of the efficacy of an IgM- ELISA and microscopic agglutination test (MAT) in the diagnosis of acute leptospirosis.
Secondly, pertaining to the serological test that has been used, although the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the reference method for epidemiological serosurveys of leptospirosis, it has several drawbacks.
Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT): was performed by standard procedure (13) using the following twelve serovars.
Laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of leptospirosis was defined as a 4-fold rise in titer between paired samples or a single titer of [greater than or equal to] 800 in the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) (11) or a positive result on the immunoglobulin M (IgM) ELISA (Bio-Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (13).