Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

hematocrit

[hi-mat-uh-krit]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
  2. Also called hematocrit value. the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.

Origin of hematocrit

1890–95; hemato- + -crit < Greek kritḗs judge
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hematocrit

Contemporary Examples


hematocrit in Medicine

hematocrit

([object Object])
n.
  1. The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.
  2. A centrifuge used to determine the volume of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

hematocrit in Science

hematocrit

[hĭ-mătə-krĭt′]
  1. The percentage by volume of red blood cells in a given sample of blood after it has been spun in a centrifuge.
  2. A centrifuge used to determine the relative volumes of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.