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alt. (context medicine English) The most important blood type classification system for human blood transfusions. init. (context medicine English) The most important blood type classification system for human blood transfusions.


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ABO (gene)

Histo-blood group ABO system transferase is an enzyme with glycosyltransferase activity, which is encoded by the ABO gene in humans.

It determines the ABO blood group of an individual by modifying the oligosaccharides on cell surface glycoproteins. Variations in the sequence of the protein between individuals determine the type of modification and the blood group.

Abo (historic place)

Abo is a pueblo ruin in New Mexico that is preserved in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

The Abó Ruins are located about 9 miles west of Mountainair, at about 6100 feet (1859 m) above sea level. They are said to date back to the 14th century. It was a major trading station during its time. There is a visitor contact station, a 0.25 mile (0.4 km) trail through the mission ruins, and a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) trail around the unexcavated pueblo ruins.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.

Abo is also the geological type locality for the Abo Formation, which is made up of sandstone red beds and is exposed to the northwest of the Abo ruins.

Abo (name)

Abo is an Arabic and Hebrew male name and a variant form of Abbas. It is from Abbas that Abo takes its meaning of stern or somber father. In Arabic, Abbas is a symbolic name referring to the lion, the king of beasts.

The variant used in the Russian language as a Christian name is "" (Abo). It is possible that the Russian name was derived from the Biblical Hebrew word meaning father, but it is also possible that it was derived from av, the name of a Hebrew month.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Abo is an uncommon first name but a fairly common last name for both men and women; ranking 53,205 out of 88,799.

Usage examples of "abo".

I just sat back on my heels and let her tongue lash over me, until at last it dawned on me that the old abo must have gone running to her and she thought we were responsible for scaring him out of what wits he had.

I was staring up at the stars, thinking of the Gibson and McIlroy and that abo walking out alive, trying to picture what had really happened, my thoughts ranging and the truth elusive.

Ed Garrety had not called there, but we found an abo who had seen the dust streamer of a vehicle heading for the Walgun homestead shortly after sundown.

Walgun, and though the place seemed deserted, an abo in a singlet and shorts eventually answered the blare of our horn.

And when I asked him how an abo could possibly have known what copper looked like in the ground, he said the man had been employed at one of the mines near Nullagine.

I remember thinking that the abo who had given McIlroy the directions must have been a hell of a tireless walker.

The chief gestured to Sarapul and Abo gave the smoke to the old cannibal.

In a second she was giving her own breakfast to Abo, who neither thanked her or acknowledged her presence.

Tuck looked to Abo, who seemed satisfied that the chief was backing him up.

Malink was hurling a string of native curses at Abo, who looked as if he would burst into tears any second.

He watched as the first shark made a pass at Abo, who moved out of its way like a bullfighter.

The water boiled around Abo as the shark thrashed, but Abo stayed on and, holding the stick like handlebars, he pulled back to keep the shark from diving and steered him into the shallow water of the reef, where the other men waited with their knives drawn.

A roar went up from the crowd on the beach as Abo turned the shark over to the slaughterers and held up his arms in triumph.

Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.

The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.