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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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As I have mentioned earlier, the basic difference between the two languages is that Yoruba is an agglutinate language while Portuguese is inflectional.
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.
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.
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.
The only requirement is to put the urine in contact with latex micro beads covered with antibodies that will agglutinate upon the presence of LAM antigen in the urine.
If the reaction turns positive, the latex beads will cause the bacterium to clump or agglutinate.
Plant lectins are proteins of non-immune origin that reversibly bind carbohydrate, agglutinate cells or precipitate polysaccharides and glycoconjugates (Goldstein et al.
This acute phase protein binds with the cell wall Cpolysaccharide of Streptococcus Pneumonae and agglutinate the organism and so named as C-Reactive Protein (CRP).