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blood count

the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.
Origin of blood count
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
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  • His blood count is normal and he isn't hurt physically unless there are internal injuries.

    Pioneer William Hardy
  • Then he picked up the phone again to order Joan's blood count, and I got out the door, fast.

    One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
  • As a rule a blood count will not show any very striking evidence of true anæmia.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • The blood is obtained from the finger-tip or the lobe of the ear, as for a blood count; only a very small drop is required.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for blood count

blood count

the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood See haemocytometer
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blood count in Medicine

blood count n.

  1. Calculation of the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a cubic millimeter of blood by counting the cells in an accurate volume of diluted blood.

  2. The determination of the percentages of various types of white blood cells observed in a stained film of blood.

  3. Complete blood count.

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blood count in Science
blood count  
See complete blood count.
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