group agglutination

group agglutination
agglutination, usually to a lower titer, of various members of a group of biologically related organisms or corpuscles by an agglutinin specific for one of that group. For instance, the specific agglutinin of typhoid bacilli may agglutinate other members of the colon-typhoid group, such as Escherichia coli.

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