Definition of agglutinin in English:

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agglutinin

Pronunciation: /əˈɡlo͞ot(ə)nən/

noun

Biology
An antibody, lectin, or other substance that causes agglutination.
Example sentences
  • In mammalian systems, treatment of cells with the lectin wheat germ agglutinin inhibits nuclear protein import.
  • Serum agglutinins, precipitins, and complement-fixing antibodies can also be used to establish a diagnosis.
  • Soybean agglutinin is a tetrameric legume lectin, each of whose subunits are glycosylated.

Origin

Late 19th century: from agglutinate + -in1.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ag·glu·ti·nin

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