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[kraws-mach, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌmætʃ, ˈkrɒs-/

verb (used with object)
to match (related items from two or more lists or groups).
Medicine/Medical. to subject (blood) to cross matching.
(immunol) to test the compatibility of (a donor’s and recipient’s blood) by checking that the red cells of each do not agglutinate in the other’s serum


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