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Bombay phenomenon
medical dictionary

A rare recessive trait at a locus that ordinarily manufactures H substance, the precursor from which the A and B phenotypes are elaborated; the mutant causes failure to produce H substance and no matter what the genotype at the ABO locus, the phenotype is O. The Bombay phenomenon is epistatic to the ABO locus.

Origin: Bombay, India, where first reported

(05 Mar 2000)

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