Definition of haemagglutinin in English:

haemagglutinin

Line breaks: haem|agglu|tin¦in
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːməˈgluːtɪnɪn
 
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(US hemagglutinin)

noun

Medicine & Biology
  • A substance, such as a viral protein, which causes haemagglutination.
    More example sentences
    • The introduced viral genes encode a surface protein called hemagglutinin, an enzyme known as neuraminidase, and two proteins dubbed M1 and M2.
    • The two envelope glycoprotein antigens, the hemagglutinin and the neuraminidase determine host specificity and efficiency of infection and transmission on the background of the susceptible cells of the host species.
    • Most consist of a viral protein called hemagglutinin, which has the unique ability to latch onto respiratory cells and invade them.

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