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Leukoagglutinin

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Definition

noun

A substance that causes agglutination of white blood cells.


Supplement

Aside from causing agglutination of leukocytes, leukoagglutinins are also used as mitogens, in particular the PHA-L. They are also used to trace the path of efferent axons of neurons by using a technique called anterograde labeling method.


Variant: leucoagglutinin (British)

Compare: hemagglutinin
See also: phytohemagglutinin