Definition of hemagglutinin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˈɡlo͞otənən/
(British haemagglutinin)


Medicine & Biology
A substance, such as a viral protein, that causes hemagglutination.
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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Syllabification: he·mag·glu·ti·nin

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