Causing, or able to cause, agglutination.

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ag·glu·ti·na·tive ə-'glüt-ən-.āt-iv, -ət- adj causing or produced by agglutination <\agglutinative proteins>

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ag·glu·ti·na·tive (ə-glooґtĭ-na″tiv) promoting adhesion or agglutination.

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  • agglutinative — (adj.) 1630s, in a medical sense, from L. agglutinat , pp. stem of agglutinare (see AGGLUTINATION (Cf. agglutination)). Philological sense is from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • agglutinative — UK [əˈɡluːtɪnətɪv] / US [əˈɡlut(ə)nˌeɪtɪv] adjective linguistics an agglutinative language joins words together to make new words …   English dictionary

  • agglutinative — /əˈglutənətɪv/ (say uh gloohtuhnuhtiv) adjective 1. tending or having power to agglutinate or unite: an agglutinative substance. 2. Grammar (of a language or construction) characterised by agglutination …   Australian-English dictionary

  • agglutinative — adjective Date: 1634 1. adhesive 2. characterized by linguistic agglutination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agglutinative — adjective a) Sticky, tacky, adhesive. b) Having words derived by combining parts, each with a separate meaning. See Also: agglutinant, agglutinate, agglutination …   Wiktionary

  • agglutinative — adj. causing to unite or combine; adhesive …   English contemporary dictionary

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