Rhesus factor

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The antigen was discovered in connection with a research of rhesus monkeys.

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Rhesus factor (plural Rhesus factors)

  1. An antigen (also referred to as RhD) appearing on the surface of the red blood cells of most (85%) humans. An incompatibility between the Rh-blood types of a mother and her baby may cause serious disease for the baby.

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