verb (used with or without object), ag·glu·ti·nat·ed, ag·glu·ti·nat·ing.
- to unite or cause to adhere, as with glue.
- Immunology. to clump or cause to clump, as bacteria or blood platelets.
- Linguistics. to form by agglutination.
- united by or as by glue.
- to adhere or cause to adhere, as with glue
- linguistics to combine or be combined by agglutination
- (tr) to cause (bacteria, red blood cells, etc) to clump together
adjective (əˈɡluːtɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
- united or stuck, as by glue
1580s (from 1540s as a past participle adjective), from Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare (see agglutination). Related: Agglutinated; agglutinating.
- To clump together; undergo agglutination.
- To cause substances, such as bacteria, to clump together.