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Other Agglutination Definition

[n] the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
[n] a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
[n] the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated

Misc. Definitions

\Ag*glu`ti*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. agglutination.]
1. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
2. (Physiol.) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See {Agglutinative}, 2.

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