Rh incompatibility


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Rh incompatibility

[¦är¦āch ‚in·kəm‚pad·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(medicine)
A condition in which red blood cells of the fetus become coated with immunoglobulin G antibody (Rh antibody) of maternal origin which is directed against Rh-D antigen of paternal origin that is present on fetal cells.
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