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Kell

adjective \ ˈkel \

medical Definition of Kell

: of, relating to, or being a group of allelic red-blood-cell antigens of which some are important causes of transfusion reactions and some forms of erythroblastosis fetalis
  • Kell blood group system
  • Kell blood typing

Biographical Note for kell

  • Kell, medical patient. Kell was a female patient in whose blood antibodies to an antigen of the Kell blood group were first found. The discovery of the group was first reported in 1946.

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