Definition of agglutinin in English:


Line breaks: ag¦glu|tin¦in
Pronunciation: /əˈgluːtɪnɪn


  • An antibody, lectin, or other substance that causes agglutination.
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    • 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.


late 19th century: from agglutinate + -in1.

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