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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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Platelet agglutination is particularly common when blood is drawn in tubes using EDTA as an anticoagulant, leading to falsely decreased automated platelet counts.
Ristocetin-induced platelet agglutination is normal.
[1] EDTA dependent pseudothrombocytopenia is a rare phenomenon (i.e., around 0.1% in general population) which is mostly due to the presence of EDTA-dependent antiplatelet antibodies that react optimally between 0 [degrees]C to 4 [degrees]C, recognise the cytoadhesive receptors gpUb/IIIa, stimulate the expression of activation antigen, trigger activation of trypsin kinase, platelet agglutination and clumping in vitro.