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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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Microscopic agglutination test (MAT): The MAT was performed as described (6) in microtitre plates.
Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the gold standard for detection of antibodies of leptospira organism in dogs (OIE, 2008).
Serogroup/serovar specific tests: Microscopic agglutination test.
Secondly, pertaining to the serological test that has been used, although the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the reference method for epidemiological serosurveys of leptospirosis, it has several drawbacks.
Serology demonstrated positive IgM for leptospira and for Microscopic agglutination test & the infecting serovar was Leptospira hardjo.
The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is considered the standard serologic test that is specific and provides useful epidemiologic data in the form of presumptive serogroups (3).
An acute-phase serum sample showed a titer of 25 against serovars Autumnalis and Bratislava by microscopic agglutination test (MAT).
Samples with positive latex agglutination assay results should be confirmed by microscopic agglutination test (MAT).