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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Aglutinante

Binding agent (BINE-ding AY-jent)
A substance that makes a loose mixture stick together. For example, binding agents can be used to make solid pills from loose powders.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.