Definitions

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  • n. One's direct progeny or offspring.
  • n. The shedding of one's own blood; self-slaughter; suicide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Direct progeny or offspring.
  • n. The shedding of one's own blood; suicide.

Etymologies

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From self- +‎ blood.

Examples

  • A detection method for self-blood transfusion has yet to be fully validated, but WADA director general David Howman told the AP last week that "its use for anti-doping purposes is partially validated and evidence from it, among others, can be used before tribunals."

    Tour Champ Contador Fails Second Doping Test

  • A French expert working for the French anti-doping agency, professor Michel Rieu, said last month that the combined use of self-blood transfusion and micro-doses of the latest generation of blood-booster EPO is common in cycling.

    Tour Champ Contador Fails Second Doping Test

  • But a detection method for self-blood transfusion has yet to be fully validated, which could explain why the Contador's investigation is taking so long time.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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