blood group

noun

: one of the classes (such 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

Examples of blood group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the Holocaust, and the post-World War II rejection of racial nationhood, the often pseudo-scientific practice of measuring and categorizing people according to skull metrics, and more legitimately blood groups, fell into disrepute. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2010 Previous genetic studies of blood group and serum markers suggested that Jewish groups had Middle Eastern origin with greater genetic similarity between paired Jewish populations. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2010 Names, professions, blood groups, parents’ names, phone numbers, the length of calls, vehicle registrations, passport details, fingerprint photos. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 If the virus recognizes the blood group proteins, then that might mean certain blood groups could enhance the viruses’ ability to infect cells. Alice Park, Time, 27 June 2023 Type A blood group cells were particularly vulnerable to getting infected with Omicron variant viruses. Alice Park, Time, 27 June 2023 Local officials in Kyiv issued instructions for emergency bags for each child, which should contain a card with the child’s full name, emergency contact information, blood group, a flashlight and a container for water. Katja Kolcio, The Conversation, 5 Jan. 2023 Antigens from the Er blood group were first discovered decades ago. Kate S. Petersen, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2022 Across the Atlantic, a separate team of researchers had also been trying to unravel the secrets of the new Er blood group, but were beaten by the British team. WIRED, 4 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood group was in 1916

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“Blood group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20group. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

blood group

noun
: one of the classes into which people or their blood can be separated on the basis of the presence or absence of specific antigens in their blood

called also blood type

blood grouping noun

Medical Definition

blood group

noun
: one of the classes (as A, B, AB, or O) into which individual vertebrates and especially human beings 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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