crossmatching


crossmatching
cross·match·ing 'krȯ-'smach-iŋ or cross·match -'smach n the testing of the compatibility of the bloods of a transfusion donor and a recipient by mixing the serum of each with the red cells of the other to determine the absence of agglutination reactions
crossmatch vt

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cross·match·ing (krosґmach″ing) the performance of a crossmatch.

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