ABO system
noun Date: 1944 the basic system of antigens of human blood behaving in heredity as an allelic unit to produce any of the ABO blood groups

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  • ABO system — ā (.)bē ō n the basic system of antigens of human blood behaving in heredity as an allelic unit to produce any of the ABO blood groups * * * see blood group …   Medical dictionary

  • ABO system — n. a system of antigens found on human red blood cells, together with the corresponding antibodies of these antigens: inherited antigens determine major blood types (A, B, AB, O), which help determine compatibility for blood transfusions …   English World dictionary

  • ABO system — n. a system of four types (A, AB, B, and O) by which human blood may be classified, based on the presence or absence of certain inherited antigens. * * * noun a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABO system — noun a system of four basic types (A, AB, B, and O) into which human blood may be classified, based on the presence or absence of inherited antigens …   English new terms dictionary

  • ABO system — UK [ˌeɪ biː ˈəʊ ˌsɪstəm] / US [ˌeɪ bɪ ˈoʊ ˌsɪstəm] noun [singular] biology the system that divides human blood into four main groups, A, B, AB, and O …   English dictionary

  • ABO system — Physiol. a classification of human blood based on the presence on the surface of red blood cells of one or both of two specific antigens, designated A and B, or their absence, designated O: every person has one of four possible inherited blood… …   Universalium

  • ABO system — see blood group …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ABO system — n. phl a classification of human blood into four major groups, A, B, AB, and O, based on the presence on the surface of red blood cells of either of two antigens, A or B, or their absence, O: used in determining compatibility for transfusions •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Exclusions of paternity on the ABO system — ▪ Table Exclusions of paternity on the ABO system matings possible children impossible children O X O O A, B, AB O X A O, A B, AB O X B O, B A, AB O X AB A, B O, AB A X A O, A B, AB A X B O, A, B, AB A X AB A, B, AB O B X B O, B A, AB B X AB A, B …   Universalium

  • ABO blood group system — ABO redirects here. For other uses, see ABO (disambiguation). H substance redirects here. For use in inflammation, see histamine. ABO blood group antigens present on red blood cells and IgM antibodies present in the serum The ABO blood group… …   Wikipedia

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