Agglutinin



an antibody that causes agglutination.
Historical Examples

Hence it can be stated technically that an agglutinin possesses a haptophore group and an agglutinating group.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

If agglutinin is present and the test is giving a positive reaction, the bacilli will be collected in large clumps.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

noun
a substance, such as an antibody or a lectin, that causes agglutination of cells or bacteria

agglutinin ag·glu·ti·nin (ə-glōōt’n-ĭn)
n.

A substance, such as an antibody, that is capable of causing agglutination of a particular antigen, especially red blood cells or bacteria.

A substance, other than a specific agglutinating antibody, that causes organic particles to agglutinate.

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