ABO blood group system

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Noun1.ABO blood group system - a classification system for the antigens of human bloodABO blood group system - a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O
classification system - a system for classifying things
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The analysis deepens a mystery surrounding the evolutionary history of the ABO blood system, and should prompt further research into why the different blood groups have persisted over time, Laure Segurel of the University of Chicago and colleagues report November 6 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The ABO blood system is based on the presence of sugar-based antigens A and B on red blood cells.