(ə glo̵̅o̅t′'n ā′s̸hən)
- an agglutinating or being agglutinated
- a mass of agglutinated parts
- Linguis. in some languages, the systematic combining of morphemes into words without marked change of form or loss of meaning
- Med., Bacteriology the clumping together of microorganisms, blood cells, etc. suspended in fluid
See agglutination in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts.
- A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.
- Physiology The clumping together of red blood cells or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody.
- Linguistics The formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process.
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