- to match (related items from two or more lists or groups).
- Medicine/Medical. to subject (blood) to cross matching.
Origin of cross-match
First recorded in 1925–30
- the testing for compatibility of a donor's and a recipient's blood prior to transfusion, in which serum of each is mixed with red blood cells of the other and observed for hemagglutination.
Also cross·match [kraws-mach, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌmætʃ, ˈkrɒs-/.
Origin of cross matching
First recorded in 1935–40
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- 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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- A test for determining the compatibility between the blood of a donor and that of a recipient before transfusion; the clumping of red blood cells indicates incompatibility.
- A test for determining tissue compatibility between a transplant donor and the recipient before transplantation, in which the recipient's serum is tested for antibodies that may react with the lymphocytes or other cells of the donor.
- The process of performing one of these tests.
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