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Vocabulary

  • Agglutination: the clumping of blood cells due to the introduction of an anti-serum
  • Blood: the liquid flowing through the circulatory system, bringing oxygen to the body
  • Blood type: the type of blood found in people determined by the A-B-O system which looks at A, B and O proteins, as well as Rh proteins in blood
  • Forensic serologist: a scientist who studies bodily fluids, including blood, found at crime scenes
  • Rh factor: a characteristic of human blood that considers whether or not the Rh protein is present in blood. People with the Rh protein are considered Rh positive. People without the Rh protein are considered Rh negative
  • Universal donor: a person having blood type AB who can accept any type of blood
  • Universal recipient: a person having blood type O who can give their blood to any other person