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rhesus factornoun [S]

uk   /ˈriː.səsˌfæk.tər/  us   /ˈriː.səsˌfæk.tɚ/ (written abbreviation Rh factor) specialized
a ​substance in the ​redbloodcells of most ​people that ​causes the ​production of antibodies in the ​blood: People whose ​bloodcontains the rhesus ​factor are rhesus ​positive (Rh+) and those whose ​blood does not ​contain it are rhesus ​negative (Rh-).
(Definition of rhesus factor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rhesus factor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 猕因子, Rh(血型)因子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獼因數, Rh(血型)因數…
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