Definition of agglutinin in English:

agglutinin

noun

Biology
  • An antibody, lectin, or other substance that causes agglutination.

    • ‘In mammalian systems, treatment of cells with the lectin wheat germ agglutinin inhibits nuclear protein import.’
    • ‘Cold agglutinins are abnormal proteins in the blood.’
    • ‘Blood cultures, febrile agglutinins, and an infectious mononucleosis screen were all negative.’
    • ‘Serum agglutinins, precipitins, and complement-fixing antibodies can also be used to establish a diagnosis.’
    • ‘Soybean agglutinin is a tetrameric legume lectin, each of whose subunits are glycosylated.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from agglutinate + -in.

Pronunciation:

agglutinin

/əˈɡlo͞ot(ə)nən/