complete blood count(redirected from Blood cell count)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
complete blood count
n. Abbr. CBC
The determination of the quantity of each type of blood cell in a given sample of blood, often including the amount of hemoglobin, the hematocrit, and the proportions of various white cells.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
complete′ blood′ count`
a diagnostic test that determines the exact numbers of each type of blood cell in a fixed quantity of blood.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||complete blood count - counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood|
blood count - the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.