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Lacking the rhesus factor.
- ‘I waddled my way round to the ante natal clinic to have a routine rhesus negative injection but a 30 min appointment took 2 hours.’
- ‘If a baby is rhesus positive but the mother is rhesus negative, then the mother could become sensitive to the baby's blood.’
- ‘They've all got green or hazel eyes, they can drink the most amazing amount, and they've got this weird blood group called rhesus negative.’
- ‘Blood group women who have a rhesus negative blood group may need to have an injection to prevent problems for subsequent pregnancies.’
- ‘But if the mother is rhesus negative and the father is rhesus positive, it could lead to problems if the baby is also rhesus positive.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.