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Noun: hematocrit  hi'ma-tu,krit or 'hee-mu-tow,krit
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haematocrit)
  1. The ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
    - haematocrit [Brit, Cdn], packed cell volume
  2. A measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
    - haematocrit [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hematocrits

Type of: centrifuge, extractor, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, ratio, separator

Encyclopedia: Hematocrit