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whole blood

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  1. blood directly from the body, from which none of the components have been removed, used in transfusions.
  2. relationship between persons through both parents.
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Origin of whole blood

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Related Words for whole blood

blood, lifeblood

British Dictionary definitions for whole blood

whole blood

  1. blood obtained from a donor for transfusion from which none of the elements has been removed
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whole blood in Medicine

whole blood

  1. Blood from which no constituent such as plasma or platelets has been removed.
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whole blood in Science

whole blood

  1. Blood from which no constituent, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, or platelets, has been removed. Whole blood is commonly obtained through blood donation and can be transfused directly or broken down into blood components that can be transfused separately.
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