nonsecretor

noun

non·​se·​cre·​tor ˌnän-si-ˈkrē-tər How to pronounce nonsecretor (audio)
: an individual of blood group A, B, or AB who does not secrete the antigens characteristic of these blood groups in bodily fluids (such as saliva)

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsecretor was in 1944

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“Nonsecretor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsecretor. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonsecretor

noun
non·​se·​cre·​tor -si-ˈkrēt-ər How to pronounce nonsecretor (audio)
: an individual of blood group A, B, or AB who does not secrete the antigens characteristic of these blood groups in bodily fluids (as saliva)
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