Kell blood groupmedical dictionary

<haematology, immunology> Blood type classification based on a group of erythrocyte antigens that is characterised by an antibody called anti-K.

Multiple erythrocytic antigens that comprise at least three pairs of alternates and amorphs, determined by one complex gene or possibly several genes at closely linked loci. The system is important in transfusion reactions. Its expression involves the X chromosome.

(21 Jun 2000)