browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
agglutination

more about agglutination

agglutination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agglutination  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agglutination 
  n  1:  a  clumping  of  bacteria  or  red  cells  when  held  together  by 
  antibodies  (agglutinins) 
  2:  the  building  of  words  from  component  morphemes  that  retain 
  their  form  and  meaning  in  the  process  of  combining 
  3:  the  coalescing  of  small  particles  that  are  suspended  in 
  solution;  these  larger  masses  are  then  (usually) 
  precipitated  [syn:  {agglutinating  activity}] 




more about agglutination