See also: rhesus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

So named because the first identified antigen (RhD) was originally believed to be the same as one discovered in rhesus macaques.

NounEdit

Rhesus

  1. (medicine, attributive, also without cap.) Denotes a system for categorising human blood types based on the presence or absence of various antigens, especially Rhesus factor D.
    Synonym: Rh (abbreviation)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ῥῆσος (Rhêsos).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Rhēsus m sg (genitive Rhēsī); second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) A mythological king of Thrace killed by Diomede and Ulysses
  2. A river in Troas

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Rhēsus
Genitive Rhēsī
Dative Rhēsō
Accusative Rhēsum
Ablative Rhēsō
Vocative Rhēse

ReferencesEdit

  • Rhesus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Rhesus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette