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[hee-moh-sahy-tom-i-ter, hem-oh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. an instrument for counting blood cells.
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Origin of hemocytometer

First recorded in 1875–80; hemo- + cyto- + -meter
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Examples from the Web for hemocytometer

Historical Examples

  • Hemocytometer: either Trk or Zappert ruling is desirable (Figs. 69, 70, and 72).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

hemocytometer in Medicine


  1. An instrument for counting the blood cells in a measured volume of blood.hemacytometer
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