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ABO system(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Physiology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ABO blood group system, ABO system, ABO group(noun)

    a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O


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