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rhesus baby

/ (ˈriːsəs) /

noun

a baby suffering from haemolytic disease at birth as its red blood cells (which are Rh positive) have been attacked in the womb by antibodies from its Rh negative motherTechnical name: erythroblastosis fetalis

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Nearby words

rheotron, rheotropism, rhesian, rhestocythemia, rhesus, rhesus baby, rhesus factor, rhesus monkey, rhet., rhetian, rhetic

Word Origin for rhesus baby

C20: see Rh factor
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