Rh positive


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Rh positive

n
1. (Biochemistry) blood containing the Rh factor
2. (Biochemistry) a person having such blood

Rh factor

(ˈɑrˈeɪtʃ)
n.
any of a group of antigens on the surface of red blood cells, those having inherited such antigens being designated Rh + (Rh positive) and those lacking them, a much smaller group, being designated Rh− (Rh negative) : transfused or fetal Rh + blood may induce a severe reaction in an Rh− individual.
[1940–45; so called because first found in the blood of rhesus monkeys]
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Noun1.Rh positive - the blood group (approximately 85% of people) whose red cells have the Rh factor (Rh antigen)
blood group, blood type - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
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The second-rank groups are named after the Rhesus antigen, Rh, and you are either Rh positive or Rh negative.
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