agglutinate

agglutinability /euh glooht'n euh bil"i tee/, n.agglutinable, adj.
v. /euh glooht"n ayt'/; adj. /euh glooht"n it, -ayt'/, v., agglutinated, agglutinating, adj.
v.t., v.i.
1. to unite or cause to adhere, as with glue.
2. Immunol. to clump or cause to clump, as bacteria or blood platelets.
3. Ling. to form by agglutination.
adj.
4. united by or as by glue.
5. agglutinative.
[1535-45; < L agglutinatus (ptp. of agglutinare), equiv. to ag- AG- + glutin- (s. of gluten glue) + -atus -ATE1]

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      pyroclastic igneous rock formed from partly fused volcanic bombs. See bomb (volcanology).

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  • agglutinate — I. verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin agglutinatus, past participle of agglutinare to glue to, from ad + glutinare to glue, from glutin , gluten glue more at clay Date: 1586 transitive verb 1. to cause to adhere ; fasten …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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