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blood count

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  1. the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.
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Origin of blood count

First recorded in 1895–1900
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  • In any case the blood-count should have been normal for at least a month and a half before any surgical interference is attempted.

    The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation

    Austin O'Malley

British Dictionary definitions for blood count

blood count

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

blood count

  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

  1. See complete blood count.
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