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[kraws-mach, kros-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to match (related items from two or more lists or groups).
  2. Medicine/Medical. to subject (blood) to cross matching.
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Origin of cross-match

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-match


  1. immunol to test the compatibility of (a donor's and recipient's blood) by checking that the red cells of each do not agglutinate in the other's serum
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