agglutinationmedical dictionary

<cell biology, haematology> The clumping together of cells due to the binding of agglutinin (a protein) molecules on the surface of each cell. The clumping together of two organisms of the same species for the purpose of sexual reproduction. Often conducted by means of acarbohydrate on one organism and a protein on theother, resulting in a glycoprotein.

(06 May 1997)