haematocrit

US hematocrit

/ (ˈhɛmətəʊkrɪt, ˈhiː-) /

noun

a centrifuge for separating blood cells from plasma
Also called: packed cell volume the ratio of the volume occupied by these cells, esp the red cells, to the total volume of blood, expressed as a percentage

Nearby words

  1. haematinic,
  2. haematite,
  3. haemato-,
  4. haematoblast,
  5. haematocele,
  6. haematocryal,
  7. haematogenesis,
  8. haematogenous,
  9. haematoid,
  10. haematology

Word Origin for haematocrit

C20: from haemato- + Greek kritēs judge, from krinein to separate

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