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(ˈhɛmətəʊkrɪt; ˈhiː-) or


1. (Medicine) a centrifuge for separating blood cells from plasma
2. (Medicine) 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
[C20: from haemato- + Greek kritēs judge, from krinein to separate]

hematocrit, haematocrit

a centrifuge used for separating blood cells from the plasma.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haematocrit - the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
2.haematocrit - a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
centrifuge, separator, extractor - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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