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noun
1.
A blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia.  Synonyms: Rh factor, rhesus factor.
2.
A white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum.  Synonyms: atomic number 45, rhodium.
3.
Any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone.  Synonyms: hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor, releasing hormone.



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