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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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The cell washing process can also help to remove protein agglutination and some aged RBC segments to avoid test interference, as well as eliminate lactic acid that accumulates on the RBCs for better preservation.
Latex agglutination test for early detection of causative organism in acute bacterial meningitis.
The prozone phenomenon should be kept in mind when the clinical suspicion of brucellosis is high and the agglutination test is negative.
Positive control shows agglutination when added to serum and negative control does not show agglutination.
For the precipitation, agglutination, and ELISA reactions, [ID.
Cold RBC autoantibodies can cause spontaneous agglutination, observed as clumping of the RBCs on the test (Figure, B).
Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the gold standard for detection of antibodies of leptospira organism in dogs (OIE, 2008).
Some antibodies cause universal agglutination when undiluted serum is used, but comparison of titration results may indicate specificity.
Agglutination was clearly observed in all antigens (Figure 2).
No clinical signs or symptoms suggestive of brucellosis were reported, and slow agglutination test results for all family members were negative (titer <160), which suggests they had no exposure to B.
9Latex Particle Agglutination (LPA) is a very usefultool in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis withsensitivity and specificity ranging from 95-100%.