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.

Origin of blood count

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby blood count Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blood count in a sentence

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

  • As a rule a blood count will not show any very striking evidence of true anæmia.

    The Nervous Child | Hector Charles Cameron
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for blood count

blood count

  1. the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood: See haemocytometer

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Scientific definitions for blood count

blood count

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