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noun Medicine/Medical.
any of various classes into which human blood can be divided according to immunological compatibility, based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on red blood cells.
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Also called blood type.

Origin of blood group

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for blood group

blood group

noun
any one of the various groups into which human blood is classified on the basis of its agglutinogensAlso called: blood type
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Medical definitions for blood group

blood group

n.
Any of several immunologically distinct, genetically determined classes of human blood that are based on the presence or absence of certain antigens, are clinically identified by characteristic agglutination reactions, and are important with respect to blood transfusions and organ transplantation.
Blood type.
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Scientific definitions for blood group

blood group

See blood type.
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Cultural definitions for blood group

blood group

See blood type.

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