Duffy

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biographical name Duf·fy \ˈdə-fē\

Definition of Duffy

  1. Dame Carol Ann 1955–     British poet; poet laureate (2009–  )


Duffy

biographical name Duf·fy

Definition of Duffy

  1. Sir Charles Gavan 1816–1903 Irish nationalist and Australian politician


Medical Dictionary

Duffy

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adjective Duf·fy \ˈdəf-ē\

Medical Definition of Duffy

  1. :  relating to, characteristic of, or being a system of blood groups determined by the presence or absence of any of several antigens in red blood cells Duffy blood group system Duffy antigens Duffy blood typing

Biographical Note for duffy

Duffy

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Richard

(1906–1956), British hemophiliac. In 1949 Duffy was given a blood transfusion after having developed a large hematoma on his chest. When he developed a reaction to the transfusion, the research unit at London's Postgraduate Medical School compared samples of his blood with donor blood and discovered the existence of a new blood group system. In 1950 the researchers, Marie Cutbush, Patrick L. Mollison, and Dorothy M. Parkin, reported their discovery in a letter to Nature and named the blood group system in honor of the patient.


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