blood group
noun Date: 1916 one of the classes (as those designated A, B, AB, or O) into which individuals or their blood can be separated on the basis of the presence or absence of specific antigens in the blood — called also blood type

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  • blood group — blood groups N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s blood group is the type of blood that they have in their body. There are four main types: A, B, AB, and O. Syn: blood type …   English dictionary

  • blood group — blood′ group n. med 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 Compare ABO system Rh factor …   From formal English to slang

  • blood group — n especially BrE one of the classes into which human blood can be separated, including A, B, AB and O American Equivalent: blood type …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood group — n. 1. any of several groups, or systems, of agglutinogens present on the surface of normal red blood cells, such as the ABO SYSTEM 2. BLOOD TYPE …   English World dictionary

  • blood group — blood ,group noun count BRITISH BLOOD TYPE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood group — ► NOUN ▪ any of various types of human blood classified according to their compatibility in transfusion, especially by means of the ABO system …   English terms dictionary

  • blood group — Med. 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. Cf. ABO system, Rh factor. [1915 20] * * …   Universalium

  • Blood group — An inherited feature on the surface of the red blood cells. A series of related blood types constitute a blood group system such as the Rh or the ABO system. The frequencies of the ABO and Rh blood types vary from population to population. In the …   Medical dictionary

  • blood group — noun human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens • Syn: ↑blood type • Hypernyms: ↑blood • Hyponyms: ↑A, ↑type A, ↑group A, ↑B, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood group — any one of the many types into which a person s blood may be classified, based on the presence or absence of certain inherited antigens on the surface of the red blood cells. Blood of one group contains antibodies in the serum that react against… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blood group — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blood group : singular blood group plural blood groups medical British one of the groups that human blood can be divided into. The four main groups are A, B, AB, and O. The American word is blood type …   English dictionary

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