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blood group

noun Medicine/Medical.
any of various classes into which human blood can be divided according to immunological compatibility, based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on red blood cells.
Also called blood type.


Origin:
1915–20

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blood group
 
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Also called: blood type any one of the various groups into which human blood is classified on the basis of its agglutinogens

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blood group n.

  1. Any of several immunologically distinct, genetically determined classes of human blood that are based on the presence or absence of certain antigens, are clinically identified by characteristic agglutination reactions, and are important with respect to blood transfusions and organ transplantation.

  2. Blood type.

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blood group  
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blood group definition


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