1. [ noun ] (biology,medicine,immunology) a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
Related terms: organic_process haemagglutination agglutinate
2. [ noun ] (linguistics) the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
Related terms: linguistic_process isoagglutination agglutinate
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
Synonyms: agglutinating_activity
Related terms: chemical_process
Similar spelling:   agglutinative