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cross-match

[kraws-mach, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌmætʃ, ˈkrɒs-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to match (related items from two or more lists or groups).
2.
Medicine/Medical. to subject (blood) to cross matching.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for cross match

cross-match

verb
1.
(immunol) to test the compatibility of (a donor's and recipient's blood) by checking that the red cells of each do not agglutinate in the other's serum
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