Hemagglutinin meaning

hēmə-glo͝otn-ĭn
A substance, such as an antibody, that causes agglutination of red blood cells.
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A substance, as an antibody, capable of causing hemagglutination.
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A substance that causes agglutination of red blood cells, such as an antibody, or a glycoprotein found on the surface of a virus. Viral hemagglutinins enable viruses to bind to host cells.
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(biochemistry) An antigenic glycoprotein that causes agglutination of red blood cells.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hemagglutinin - hemaglutinin, haemagglutinin, haemoagglutinin

Origin of hemagglutinin

  • hemagglutin(ate) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition