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1. The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.
2. A centrifuge used to determine the volume of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
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he•mat•o•crit(hɪˈmæt ə krɪt)
1. a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
2. Also called hemat′ocrit val`ue. the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.
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a centrifuge used for separating blood cells from the plasma.See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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|Noun||1.||hematocrit - 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.||hematocrit - 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
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1. aparato centrifugador que se usa en la separación de células y partículas del plasma;
2. promedio de eritrocitos en la sangre.
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