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isohemagglutination

Pronunciation: i'so-he'ma-glu'ti-na'shun

Definition: Isohemagglutinins are antibodies against blood group antigens, usually of the IgM isotype. People with type O blood will have isohemagglutinin titers against both type A and B blood groups but those with type AB blood have neither.

[iso- + G. haima, blood, + L. ad, to, + gluten, glue]

See Also: isoagglutination

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