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1. The number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a definite volume of blood.
2. The determination of such a count.
3. Complete blood count.
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(Medicine) the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood. See haemocytometer
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the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.
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|Noun||1.||blood count - the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample|
count - the total number counted; "a blood count"
|2.||blood count - the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample|
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
blood profile, CBC, complete blood count - counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
differential blood count - counting the number of specific types of white blood cells found in 1 cubic millimeter of blood; may be included as part of a complete blood count
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