agglutination

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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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Direct agglutination test and other assays for measuring antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii.
44) In that initial definition, Standards required a weak D test if donors' blood typed as D-negative by direct agglutination using anti-D but regarded a direct agglutination method to be sufficient for Rh typing of transfusion recipients.
Improvement of direct agglutination test for field studies of visceral leishmaniasis.
Laboratory technicians in most referral facilities have now been trained on the direct agglutination test; case-management guidelines have been updated; the essential drugs list is being reviewed and expanded to include alternatives for second-line treatment; and rK39 dipsticks are being distributed to peripheral health facilities to complement clinical diagnosis.
This was followed by determining antibody titre in the sera using a direct agglutination test.
Most partial D red blood cells will demonstrate direct agglutination in routine serologic tests and thus type as Rh(D) positive.

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