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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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To further evaluate the impact of agglutinate on blood sugar control, Dr.
In addition, the haemocytes can agglutinate in several layers to capture microorganisms (ALVARENGA et al., 1990) to be removed from the circulation of the gills (MARTIN et al., 2000).
As I have mentioned earlier, the basic difference between the two languages is that Yoruba is an agglutinate language while Portuguese is inflectional.
VWF:Ag quantifies total VWF; VWF:RCo is a functional test in which VWF agglutinates platelets in the presence of ristocetin, which "activates" VWF, allowing it to interact with platelet GP1b (2).
For instance, our results showed that substances contained in the mucus were able to agglutinate vertebrate erythrocytes (rabbit and horse) and several marine microalgae from different families, confirming the results of Fisher (1992), who demonstrated that agglutinins present in the pallial mucus of the same oyster species clumped together vertebrate erythrocytes as well as several marine bacteria.
In the presence of the specific E.coli serogroup, the latex particles will agglutinate to provide a clearly visible positive result.
Tramal hyphae of upper branches 4-12 [micro]m diam, hyaline, thick-walled (wall up to 1 [micro]m thick), conspicuously clamped, more or less straight, parallel, not agglutinate or adherent; ampulliform clamps and gloeoplerous hyphae not observed.
coli O 157:H7 isolates do not ferment sorbitol after overnight incubation [5], and most laboratories routinely discard sorbitol-positive colonies and sorbitol-negative colonies that do not agglutinate in O 157 antiserum.
Blood can form a gel when there are high concentrations of proteins, such as IgM and/or IgG antibodies, that precipitate at low temperatures (cryoglobulins) or agglutinate red blood cells (cold agglutinins) (1, 2).
In this method serum is tested for antibodies which agglutinate tanned sheep erythrocytes, coated with an extract of Nichol's rabbit adapted strain of Treponema pallidum, which is used as an antigen.
flexneri serotype 2 variant (II:3,4,7,8) because it could agglutinate with monovalent anti-II type antisera and monovalent anti-3,4 and anti-7,8 group antisera.
If the reaction turns positive, the latex beads will cause the bacterium to clump or agglutinate. If the beads are colored and are placed on a white background, it is easy to detect a positive reaction by observing visible clumping, usually within a matter of seconds.