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Haemagglutinin

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noun

A substance that causes haemagglutination (i.e. the agglutination of red blood cells).


Supplement

Haemagglutinins may be in the form of antibodies, viral capsid proteins, or certain phytolectins (e.g. PHA). Examples of haemagglutinin are Influenza hemagglutinin and Measles hemagglutinin.


Related forms: hemagglutination (noun), hemagglutinate (verb).

Variants:

  • hemagglutinin
  • hemoagglutinin
  • haemoagglutinin

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