Definition of Rhesus-positive in English:

Rhesus-positive

(also Rh-positive)

adjective

Medicine
  • Having the Rhesus factor.

    • ‘Anti-D is given to rhesus negative mothers who have given birth to rhesus positive babies.’
    • ‘In later pregnancies where the baby is also rhesus positive, the levels of these antibodies in the mother's blood rise rapidly.’
    • ‘Mrs Barclay suffers from rhesus disease, a blood disorder which occurs in around one in 100 women with rhesus negative blood carrying rhesus positive babies.’

Pronunciation:

Rhesus-positive

/ˌrēsəs ˈpäzədiv/