cross-match


cross-match
/kraws"mach', kros"-/, v.t.
1. to match (related items from two or more lists or groups).
2. Med. to subject (blood) to cross matching.
[1925-30]

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crossˈ-match transitive verb
To test (blood samples from a donor and a recipient) for compatibility by checking that agglutination does not occur when red cells from each are put into the other's serum
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cross-match «KRS MACH, KROS-», intransitive verb.
to determine the compatibility of a donor's and a recipient's blood before transfusion. It is done by placing red cells of the donor and the recipient into the other's serum. If no agglutination occurs after cross-matching, the blood specimens are compatible.
–v.t.
to subject (blood) to cross-matching.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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