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English noun: agglutination

1. agglutination (process) a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

Narrower (hyponym)haemagglutination, hemagglutination, isoagglutination

2. agglutination (process) the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining

Broader (hypernym)linguistic process

3. agglutination (process) the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated

Synonymsagglutinating activity

Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

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