Definition of rhesus-negative in English:

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rhesus-negative

(abbreviation Rh-negative)

adjective

Medicine
Lacking the rhesus factor.
Example sentences
  • If a baby is rhesus positive but the mother is rhesus negative, then the mother could become sensitive to the baby's blood.
  • Blood group women who have a rhesus negative blood group may need to have an injection to prevent problems for subsequent pregnancies.
  • But if the mother is rhesus negative and the father is rhesus positive, it could lead to problems if the baby is also rhesus positive.

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