Meaning of HEMATOCRIT in English

/hi mat"euh krit/ , n.

1. a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.

2. Also called hematocrit value . the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.

[ 1890-95; HEMATO- + -crit krités judge ]

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