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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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Blood samples were collected on third day and serum was subjected to microscopic agglutination test, which gave a positive result with a high titre of 1:800 for serovar autumnalis.
(12) The Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the reference test for serological diagnosis of leptospirosis, because of its high sensitivity and specificity.
Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT): was performed by standard procedure (13) using the following twelve serovars.
We used the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) to test serum samples; the MAT was based on a panel of 15 Leptospira strains, enabling the screening of all recently reported serogroups for human and animal cases on neighboring Mayotte (2,4,9).
MAT (Microscopic Agglutination Test) was performed on all MSAT positive samples to determine the predominant serovar.
Microscopic agglutination test results confirmed acute infection with L.
Historically, these results have been obtained by the microscopic agglutination test (MAT).
An acute-phase serum sample showed a titer of 25 against serovars Autumnalis and Bratislava by microscopic agglutination test (MAT).