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HAEMATOCRIT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does haematocrit mean? 

HAEMATOCRIT (noun)
  The noun HAEMATOCRIT has 2 senses:

1. the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
2. a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood

  Familiarity information: HAEMATOCRIT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAEMATOCRIT (noun)


Sense 1haematocrit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

haematocrit; hematocrit; packed cell volume

Hypernyms ("haematocrit" is a kind of...):

ratio (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))


Sense 2haematocrit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

haematocrit; hematocrit

Hypernyms ("haematocrit" is a kind of...):

centrifuge; extractor; separator (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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