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Blood drawn from the body from which no constituent, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed.
(Medicine) blood obtained from a donor for transfusion from which none of the elements has been removed
blood for transfusion that has not been separated into its components.
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|Noun||1.||whole blood - blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant; "whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions"|
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"