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Definition of the noun agglutinin

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noun - plural: agglutinins

  1. an antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: antibody = any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
    • more specific word: isoagglutinin = an antibody produced by one individual that causes agglutination of red blood cells in other individuals of the same species

Alternative definition of the noun agglutinin


  1. A substance that causes cells to clump.
  2. [context: specifically] A protein found in cow's milk.

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Google previewGlycoproteins II (1997)

by J. Montreuil, J.F.G. Vliegenthart, H. Schachter

Wheat germ agglutinin Wheat germ agglutinin is the most studied of these lectins and also one of the most useful in its biomedical application. The lectin is a homodimer composed of subunits of Mr =23 600 Da which dissociates into ...

Google previewMed Lab Tech Vol 1, 2/e (2010)

Agglutinin is the antibody that reacts with the red-cell antigens and manifests this activity by clumping the red cells. Hemolysin Hemolysin, like the agglutinin, is an antibody that reacts with the red blood cells except that in the ...

Google previewAnatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Dictionary (1906)

Stable agglutinin is that part that remains with the bacilli, and detachable agglutinin is that portion that appears in the filtrates following the stripping of the bacilli. Upon injecting rabbits with these two materials it was found that the filtrates ...

Google previewWheat Belly Cookbook (2012)

150 Recipes to Help You Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis

Wheat germ agglutinin is the stuff that permits abnormal intestinal permeability to develop, allowing foreign substances—including wheat germ agglutinin itself—to gain access to the bloodstream in small quantities. (In larger quantities, direct ...

Google previewTopics in Dental Biochemistry (2010)

by Martin Levine

Salivary agglutinin is a member of the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich (SRCR) superfamily, a group of large (~2,400 amino acids; mol wt 262 kDa) cell surface and secreted glycoproteins. These glycoproteins are characterized by SRCR and ...

Google previewThe Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2015 Edition (2015)

by Carol J. Buck

n Cold agglutinin is a test to assess for IgM (immunoglobulin M), which is the first immunoglobulin produced in an immune response. The presence of IgM may indicate Mycoplasma pneumoniae, anemia, or other conditions. There are codes ...

Google previewKozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing , Concepts, Practice, and Process (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An agglutinin is a substance that ...

Google previewBecker's World of the Cell (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Wheat germ agglutinin is a lectin that protects wheat from insects, yeast and bacteria. An agglutinin protein, it binds to NacetylDglucosamine and Sialic acid.

Google previewCure Tooth Decay (2012)

Remineralize Cavities and Repair Your Teeth Naturally with Good Food [Second Edition] by Ramiel Nagel

Agglutinin is a lectin in wheat germ that passes through digestion and into the body and produces intestinal inflammation. Certain lectins are very poisonous. Ricin, the lectin in castor beans, is lethal to humans in even small doses. It destroys ...

Google previewThe Golgi Apparatus (2009)

State of the art 110 years after Camillo Golgi's discovery by Alexander A. Mironov, Margit Pavelka

Wheat germ agglutinin is an N-acetyl-glucosamine- and sialic acid-binding lectin (Goldstein and Hayes 1978), and is a particularly interesting substance for developments of drug delivery systems (Lochner et al. 2003; Weissenb€ock et al.

Google previewRibonucleases (1997)

Structures and Functions by Giuseppe D'Alessio, James F. Riordan

A related Ricinus agglutinin is a dimer of ricins with two galactose-binding sites and more potently agglutinates cells. With the small size and single active site in the RNases, it would be easier to conceive of linking cells together if the RNases ...

Google previewSEBS 28 Biochemistry of Plant Cell Walls (1985)

by C. T. Brett, John R. Hillman

the agglutinin is a hydroxyproline- rich glycoprotein (Cooper et al. l983) related in many ways to the structural ...

Google previewEssentials of Stem Cell Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An agglutinin is a substance that causes particles to coagulate to form a thickened mass. Agglutinins can be antibodies that cause antigens to aggregate by binding to the antigenbinding sites of antibodies. Agglutinins can also be any ...

Google previewSherris Medical Microbiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An agglutinin is a substance that causes particles to coagulate to form a thickened mass ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

Abrus agglutinin is a bivalent tetramer. Abrin occurs in the seeds of Jequirity, Abrus precatorius (Leguminosae). All are potent haemagglutinins; abrins are extremely toxic: as little as one seed can cause fatal poisoning. Abrins are more toxic to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases (2003)

by Dana K. Cassell, Noel R. Rose

cold agglutinin disease An autoimmune disease in which antibody directly agglutinates human red cells at low temperatures. Cold agglutinin diseases is an acquired AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA due to ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

See also agglutinin, blood typing, precipitin. agglutination-inhibition test, a serological technique useful in testing for certain unknown soluble antigens. The unknown antigen is mixed with a known agglutinin. If there is a reaction, the agglutinin ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

See T agglutinin, under agglutinin. cold a. agglutination with cold agglutinins (q.v. ), occurring more efficiently below 378C than at 378C. cross a. the agglutination of particulate antigen by antibody raised against a different but related antigen; ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Agglutinin Antibody that causes clumping or agglutination of the bacteria or other cells which either stimulate the formation of the agglutinaion or contain immunologically, similar reactive material. a. cold Agglutinin that agglutinates human ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

Type A shows the A antigen and an 'antibody to the B antigen called anti-B agglutinin, Type B shows the B antigen and anti-A agglutinin, Type AB shows both antigens and neither agglutinin, and Type 0 shows neither antigen and both ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

agglutinin /.;glfi'tinin/, an antibody that interacts with antigens, resulting in agglutination. agglutinin absorption, the removal of an antibody from immune serum via treatment ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Wax • Wheat Germ Agglutinin 1136 Wax The ester of fatty acid with a long chain alcohol. Wax D A high molecular glycolipid or peptidoglycolipid extracted from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Wax Ester Acylhydrolase See wax ester hydrolase.

Google previewAppleton's Medical Dictionary (1915)

by Caroline Wormeley Latimer

An agglutinin that originates in the blood without artificial or outside agencies. [Gr., idiot, own, + agglutinin.'] Idiocy (id'e-o-se). Congenital weak-mindedness; a condition in ...

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