hematocrit

[hi-mat-uh-krit]
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noun

a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
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
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hematocrit in Medicine

hematocrit

[hĭ-mătə-krĭt′]

n.

The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.
A centrifuge used to determine the volume of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
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hematocrit in Science

hematocrit

[hĭ-mătə-krĭt′]

The percentage by volume of red blood cells in a given sample of blood after it has been spun in a centrifuge.
A centrifuge used to determine the relative volumes of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
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