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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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Of the 2,353 confirmed cases, 591 (25%) were confirmed by culture, 1,741 (74%) by PCR, and 21 (<1%) by latex agglutination.
Tubes were then read for agglutination from the highest dilution to the lowest dilution and graded using the standard 0-12 grading scale (9).
It was not possible to predict the class of antibodies by using direct agglutination tests.
Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT): was performed by standard procedure (13) using the following twelve serovars.
After completion of the treatment the patient recovered with no LAP and brucella agglutination titer decreased to 1: 640.
Slide agglutination of growth from chocolate agar showed strong agglutination with high titre brucella antiserum stored in our laboratory.
On addition of analyte to this particle suspension, agglutination of these particles indicates the presence of corresponding ligand in the analyte.
Infantile labial agglutination, not an uncommon finding in young girls, usually resolves before puberty as fragile, thin skin matures, Dr.
The Celltac Chemi, which is based on the latex agglutination turbidmetric immunoassay, can rapidly measure C-reactive proteins (CRPs) in the blood.
Methods for assessment of ASAB can be categorized into: 1) direct methods to detect the presence of ASAB on sperm (sperm mixed agglutination reaction [sMAR], immunobead test [IBT]) or; 2) agglutination tests using donor sperm (gelatin agglutination test, tray agglutination test [TAT], radiolabeled agglutinin assay).
Documented methods of VZV antibody detection include complement fixation, IFA, fluorescent antibody to membrane antigen (FAMA), neutralization, indirect hemagglutination, immune adherence hemagglutination, radioimmunoassay, latex agglutination, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CDC 1996).